Bloxham Housing data

All data is courtesy of ONS 2011 Census.

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Type of dwellings in Bloxham

2011 Census Housing Data - Type

2011 Census Housing Data – Type

The data indicates Bloxham has less shared accommodation than the national average – especially detached accommodation. It’s hard to interpret the significance of this given the huge areas of university towns where family homes have become buy to let shared student accommodation.
Bloxham also has relatively few flats, maisonettes and apartments – although recent developments may have changed this slightly since 2011.


Number of people per Household in Bloxham

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The number of people per household on Bloxham

The number of people per household on Bloxham

The data indicates Bloxham has fewer 1 person households and more two person households than average.
Most of the other data is unexceptional.


Persons per type of dwelling

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There are more people living in detached houses and less living in all other types of dwelling. Again recent developments may have changed this slightly as difficulties selling has led to a higher than anticipated proportion of affordable housing and buy to let.


Number of bedrooms per dwelling in Bloxham

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Number of Bedrooms per Dwelling

Number of Bedrooms per Dwelling

The norm in Bloxham is roughly one bedroom more than in England as a whole. i.e. In Bloxham there are roughly equal numbers of 3 and 4 bedroom houses whereas in England as a whole 4 bedroom houses are much less common.


Persons per bedroom in Bloxham

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Persons per Bedroom in Bloxham

Persons per Bedroom in Bloxham

There are significantly more houses in Bloxham than average with 0 – 0.5 persons per bedroom.
This presumably reflects the larger proportion than average of 4 bedroomed dwellings now occupied by  ’empty-nesters’ many of whom anecdotally say they would like to stay in the village but who are seeking something very different to more recent urban style developments.
Smaller low maintenance housing retaining the feel of a rural environment could prove attractive to these people and this would free up larger homes for families.


Housing Tenure in Bloxham

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Housing Tenure in Bloxham

Housing Tenure in Bloxham

Bloxham is an attractive village with correspondingly high land and house prices. It has few jobs and  limited public transport and to buy tends to require two salaries and private transport to work. Consequently it has long attracted aspirational second-time buyers who have initially got a foot on the housing ladder somewhere cheaper.
These very same factors, prior to the requirement for 35% ‘affordable’ housing,  will have militated against Bloxham as a first choice for social housing.
It is therefore unsurprising that the data indicates a higher proportion of owned property and a lower proportion of rented, especially socially rented, than average

This is data that is likely to have changed slightly as a consequence of recent new estates some of which have ended up with very substantial proportions of  ‘affordable’ housing.


Council Tax Band of dwellings in Bloxham in Bloxham

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Council Tax Bands of Bloxham Dwellings

Council Tax Bands of Bloxham Dwellings

Compared to national and regional averages Bloxham has a deficit of Band A dwellings and a corresponding excess of Band E dwellings.
Council tax bands reflect the (1991) value of the property. Given that Bloxham is a desirable village with high house prices the council tax bands would be skewed upwards even in the absence of the higher proportion of 4 bedroom rouses. To bring Bloxham more in line with the national distribution one would need to make the village less attractive! This is not on the Neighbourhood Plan agenda.


Type of Tenure of over-65 year olds in Bloxham

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Type of tenure of over 65 year olds in Bloxham

Type of tenure of over 65 year olds in Bloxham

Evidently over 90% of over 65 year olds are in owner-occupied dwellings.
This fits with previous comments about Bloxham traditionally having proved attractive to aspirational 2nd (or subsequent) time buyers.
It’s interesting that despite substantial numbers of ‘affordable’ homes in recent developments these did NOT attract applications from people with local connections who met the requirements to be considered for these properties. In consequence they were mostly made available to people with no local connections.


Do residents want more houses in Bloxham?

This data is from the 2010 Parish Plan.

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Note this was before the two recent large estates and even at this stage less than 15% of residents are in favour of further expansion of Bloxham with people in their middle years being very slightly more enthusiastic.


What sort of new housing do you want?

This data is from the 2010 Parish Plan.

  • It represents the views only of those 15% who said they wanted more housing
  • It is very evident that many Bloxham residents are confused by the term ‘affordable housing’ where many understand it as provision of housing that anyone – not just those on the housing register – would be able to buy at an affordable price.

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It is important to see the data in context of the fact that it’s the views of 15% of the residents. e.g. When 30% say they favour more of some particular type of housing in the village this is 30% of 15% or around 5% of all residents.


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