South Oxfordshire is classified by the Office for National Statistics as one of the most rural districts in England. 65 per cent of people live outside the main urban settlements of Didcot, Henley and Thame.
Whilst a recent survey has identified 95 per cent of those living in rural South Oxfordshire are satisfied with their area as a place to live, the council recognises that some people living in our rural areas cannot access services as easily as their urban peers.
To improve our understanding of the issues our rural residents face, we commissioned research early in 2009. We presented this evidence at a series of workshops across the district. The results of both the evidence base research and the workshops we held to test the evidence base findings can be viewed or downloaded from the links on the right hand side of the page.
Last reviewed: 27 - 01 - 2011