Information about Cherwell

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Full Time Employees
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Cherwell Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Cherwell is 161,015 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Cherwell is 81,112, and the female population is 79,904. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 125,422, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 14,632. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (80,987), followed by No religion (61,286), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (35,653), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (21,456). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Cherwell area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (54,374), while 25,933 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 45,840 adults have Level 3 education, while 18,169 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Cherwell area are

  • Professional occupations (16522)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (11634), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (11364)


The average age of people living in Cherwell is 41 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (28560), Between 25 to 34 (22916), and Between 35 to 44 (22826). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Cherwell has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (27,886) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (19,677), and Routine occupations (17,028). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Cherwell over the years

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Postcodes in Cherwell

The postcode district OX, MK, NN are associated with the Cherwell, and there are total 12 postcode areas (listed below). The Cherwell has a total of 7819 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Cherwell

Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote

Banbury Calthorpe and Easington

Banbury Cross and Neithrop

Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown

Banbury Hardwick

Banbury Ruscote

Bicester East

Bicester North and Caversfield

Bicester South and Ambrosden

Bicester West

Cropredy, Sibfords and Wroxton


Fringford and Heyfords

Kidlington East

Kidlington West

Launton and Otmoor

RegionSouth East