Oxford residents have some of the smallest gardens, patios and balconies in the South East.

That is according to a new analysis of outdoor living space by the Office for National Statistics, which has also revealed the number of households that have had to make do without gardens during the coronavirus crisis.

The average size of private outdoor space in Oxford homes is 214.6 square metres – the sixth-smallest in the South East, where gardens are 427 square metres on average.

The figures only include homes that have private outdoor space, and those without gardens, patios or balconies are excluded.

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But 16per cent of Oxford households have no access to any private outdoor space – in line with the national average.

The biggest gardens in the South East were found in Wealden, where homes had an average of 863.9 square metres, while the smallest are in Portsmouth, with 117.9 square metres.