- At the 2011 Census it was estimated that 32% of Oxford's population was aged 18-29 years (compared to 17% for Oxfordshire and 16% for England and Wales), and the city has the youngest median age – 28.9 years – of any place in England and Wales
- Between 2000 and 2010, there was been a marked increase in the birth rate causing a rise in the number of children. The general fertility rate has been in decline since 2011 (download fertility rate document).
- There has also been a large rise in the number of young people aged 25–29 years. Meanwhile, the number of people aged over 75 years has decreased.
- As a result of the decreased birth rate, in the next decade, there will be a marked decrease in the number of young people aged 0-10 years – from 19,600 in 2016 to 17,500 in 2026.
Population age structure by single year of age and sex for local authorities, counties, regions and England as a whole, mid-2016 to mid-2041 (Office for National Statistics)
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Oxford age profile by ward with an interactive chart, 2011 Census
Population projections 2016-2041: Statistical bulletin and interactive charts (Office for National Statistics)
Population forecasts dashboard on Oxfordshire Insight
A Tale of Two Counties: growing older in Oxfordshire - Age UK report