In spite of being one of the wealthiest cities in Oxford, the number of rough sleepers who have died in the last few months has jumped.
The Oxfordshire Community Foundation has published a report highlighting the inequalities in Oxfordshire.
“Latest information published by the Office for National Statistics shows that the gap in life expectancy for men in different parts of Oxford city has increased by 11 years since 2007.
The wards of North Oxford and Northfield Brook (in east Oxford, next to Blackbird Leys ward) are just six miles apart, but reveal the huge disparities between people with different levels of privilege and deprivation in the city. This reflects findings in OCF’s Oxfordshire Uncovered report that there are 15 neighbourhoods in Oxfordshire ranked among the 20% most deprived nationally.
Whilst the figures for Northfield Brook have not changed, there has been a large increase in life expectancy in North ward, which encompasses Summertown, Walton Manor and Park Town – some of the most affluent parts of the city. In this area, men can expect to live until 90, and disability-free until 74; whereas men in Northfield Brook die on average at the age of 75 (below the national average), and fall ill from 59.” From Life expectancy differs by 15 years between men in north Oxford vs Northfield Brook
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