Population

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The latest (mid-2019) Office for National Statistics estimate of the population of Oxfordshire was 691,700 

By local authority district, the mid-2019 ONS estimate was:

  • Cherwell 150,500
  • Oxford 152,500
  • South Oxfordshire 142,100
  • Vale of White Horse 136,000
  • West Oxfordshire 110,600

(ONS Release date 24th June 2020, next release June 2021)

EXPLORE latest and past population estimates using our interactive dashboard

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) contains an annual update of population including population groups and protected charactristics in chapters 2 & 3.

Estimates of future population

There are two alternative sources of data for the future change in population: (1) Oxfordshire County Council’s housing-led forecasts which incorporate district council plans for house building and (2) ONS projections based on past trends.

See summary of the latest Oxfordshire forecasts (September 2020)

EXPLORE housing-led forecasts using our interactive dashboard

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FURTHER INFORMATION is available from

  • Our Guide to Geography with information on geographical areas used for publishing statistics
  • ONS population estimates and projections for districts and small areas on nomis
  • ONS 2018-based projections (based on past trends) released March 2020

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