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The local area guide to living in Banbury

Located in the county of Oxfordshire, Banbury is a parish known for its rolling hills and charming scenery. It’s located along the Cherwell Valley River, and is twinned with two European towns – Ermont in France and Hennef in Germany.

The town was previously known as a market town, but has since been dominated by the Kraft Foods UK Factory, which provides many jobs to local residents and helps keep unemployment well below national averages.

The county town is Ayr, and the closest major city is Glasgow, making it a popular commuter destination. Stone-fronted houses, spacious, detached properties and bungalows provide a range of attractive homes for everyone from older generations to families with young children.

Information about the local residents

The unemployment rate in Banbury is one of the lowest in the country, coming in at approximately 1.5%. The national average sits at 7.7%. This low unemployment rate attracts migrant workers from other countries, with a large influx of Polish immigrants recorded since Poland’s inclusion in the EU. It is estimated that there are more than 5,000 Polish residents in the town, which has a total population of approximately 46,853.

While 81% of the population consider themselves White British, approximately 8.39% of residents stated that they had been in the UK for less than 10 years in the 2011 census.

Nearby schools

One of Banbury’s best performing state schools is North Oxfordshire Academy, which saw 59% of its pupils achieve five or more GCSEs at grade A* - C. For independent education, boys can attend the day and boarding school Abingdon, which achieved a score of 96%.

Other options within the Oxfordshire Local Education Authority include six primary schools and one secondary school, which received ‘excellent’ reports from school inspector Ofsted. However, schools in this area performed slightly below the national average, with approximately 57.4% of all pupils achieving five good GCSEs.

Oxfordshire is also home to one of the country’s top universities – the University of Oxford. A globally renowned school in both its high standard of education and its extremely selective process.

Getting around

Public transport is one of the easiest ways to reach Banbury, which is served by its own railway station. Fast and direct services run frequently to major cities such as Birmingham, Bournemouth and London – with the latter accessible in approximately one hour and ten minutes.

Within the town, there are frequent bus routes operated by Stagecoach.

For international travel, the closest major airport is Birmingham, which is approximately 33 miles away. There are smaller airports much closer to the city too.

Local shops

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Banbury, with the typical offering of shops, restaurants and entertainment all within easy reach.

The most popular shopping destination is the Castle Quay shopping centre, which houses a number of high-street retailers as well as a selection of coffee shops and eateries. Located in the centre of town, it’s a favoured choice for local residents.

There are also a number of shopping options along the high street, such as the White Lion Walk shopping arcade, which is home to a number of small boutiques. There’s also a market held on Sundays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm, with a range of food, clothing and accessories on offer. For night-time entertainment, Banbury has a number of bars, pubs and clubs dotted around the high street, as well as an Odeon cinema.

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