Oxford Overview

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The Big Picture

Oxford is a city and local authority located in the south-central region of England, with a population of around 155,000 people. The city is known for its prestigious university, which is one of the oldest and most respected in the world, and also contributes significantly to the local economy. In terms of housing, Oxford has a mix of properties including historic and modern buildings, with a high proportion of university accommodation and rental properties due to the large student population. The city has a vibrant community with numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including the Oxford Literary Festival and the Cowley Road Carnival. The local entertainment scene includes the Oxford Playhouse, the New Theatre, and the O2 Academy, which host a variety of theatrical and musical performances. Oxford has a strong local economy, with major employers including the University of Oxford, BMW Mini Plant Oxford, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Oxford Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Oxford’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Oxford Diversity

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