• In population statistics, people are counted as either living in a household or living in a communal establishment (e.g. halls of residence, care homes, hospitals)
  • At the 2011 Census there were estimated to be 55,400 households containing 133,200 residents - an average household size of 2.4, which had increased from 2.3 in 2001
  • 18,700 people were living in communal establishments - the majority of whom were students living in university colleges or halls of residence
  • Between 2001 and 2011, Oxford saw a large increase in the number of families with children, adults living alone and 'other households' (for example houses in multiple occupation)
  • The number of households in the city is projected to reach 62,000 in the next decade


Household population growth by ward

Communal establishment population growth by ward


Population growth by ward

Household composition

Household estimates and projections 2001-2026