Which 3 of these towns and cities are in the Vale of the White Horse? Didcot Swindon Faringdon Oxford Abingdon Witney Wantage
A Map of the Vale Faringdon, Wantage and Abingdon are the three market towns in the Vale. Botley, on the West of Oxford is also included.
A census is a count of the population. We have one in the UK every ten years to find out more about who we are as a nation. When will the next one be? 4th April, 2012 27th March, 2011 5th November, 2013
The last census in the UK was in 2001. The total number of people in the Vale was 115,627. How many people were aged 75 and over? 21,256 8,377 4,209
There were 45,759 households in the Vale. What percentage had no cars or vans? 1.83% 13.83% 6.83%
What percentage of people aged 16 and over were married? 50.37% 40.37% 30.37%
Under religion, about 75% said that they were Christian. What was the next biggest group? Muslim Jewish No religion
About 60,000 people in the Vale were in employment. About 36,000 went to work by car or van. How many cycled to work? 10,031 4,031 1,031
Vale of the White Horse How different do you think these figures would be in your own country? How much do you think they will have changed in the next census?
To find out more: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk http://www.ons.gov.uk/census/index.html The current government is thinking of stopping the census because it is very expensive to do: in 2001 it cost the government £254 million. What do you think?