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1

Describe the population structure of Oxford:

  • 154 600 residents
  • Largest proportion of full time students in an urban area
  • Compared to the rest of Oxfordshire it is the most ethnically diverse
  • Uneven ethnic diversity, eg. Summertown vs Cowley
  • Youngest median age of any place in England + Wales

2

Describe the economic characteristics of Oxford:

  • High levels of employment 

  • Unemployment rate is below national average (3.1 % < 4.3%)

  • Most of the jobs are in education (28%), health (19%) and IT/business (20%)

3

Describe the social characteristics of Oxford:

  • 25% of children live below poverty line

  • 10/83 areas in 20% most deprived

  • Summertown = 75% have a degree, in 10% least deprived areas in UK

  • Cowley/Leys = 15% have a degree, in 20% most deprived in UK



     

4

How is Oxford represented in the media?

  • Lewis/Endeavour - historic city, open countryside and stately homes. 

  • ‘The Riot Club’ - posh colleges/traditional/elitist

5

Describe people's lived experience of Oxford:

  • Nutrition business 9NINE ranked Oxford as having the highest level of general life satisfaction

  • Former student described it as ‘a gateway to hell [...] a bitter, lonely, rather boring place’

6

What are the conflicts within Oxford?

  • Average house prices are 17.3 times average earnings

  • Unaffordable for most residents

7

Describe the population structure of Brick Lane:

  •  12,578 residents

  • 41% Bangladeshi population

  • Rich ethnic + religious mix due to migratory movement since 19th century

  • High proportion of 20-40 year olds

8

Describe the economic characteristics of Brick Lane:

  • Balance between economic sectors

  • Unemployment rate is above national average (6.7 % > 4.3%)

  • 80.1% are economically active

9

Describe the social characteristics of Brick Lane:

  • 39% of children live below poverty line

  • Spitalfields + Banglatown ranked as most deprived area in all of London - has improved since 2010

  • 4 schools are needing improvement, 2 are inadequate

10

How is Brick Lane represented in the media?

  • Monocle Ali novel + film ‘Brick Lane 2003’ = changing prosperity of area as it becomes more fashionable

  • Lonely Planet (guidebook)= ‘full of noise, colour + life, Brick Lane is a vibrant mix of history + modernity’

11

Describe peoples lived experience of Brick Lane:

  • Sarah Garnham, blogger = presents as vibrant and busy

  • Sally Flood, poet = culturally diverse, demonstrates change over time, also uses negative words ‘exploited’ + ‘bullies’

12

What are the conflicts within Brick Lane?

  • Anti-gentrification protests in Spitalfields, 2015
  • Attacks against overpriced cereal cafe
  • Sally Flood poetry describes loss of community due to developments ‘small street is fast receding, the houses swept away’