An article in the Economist compared Oxford’s economy unfavourably against that of Cambridge. However, setting out the numbers for the wider economic areas rather than the core urban areas suggests the differences may not be so great.
Find out how Oxford compares with other UK cities in the latest Centre for Cities report. Also this month: a demographic profile of one person households in the county, and latest figures on fuel poverty.
Figures from the latest population mid-year-estimates show that Oxfordshire’s total population rose from an estimated 654,800 in mid-2011 to 660,800 in 2012 – an increase of 6,000 people. This continues the rise in population across the county that has occurred for the past few years.