Trails at Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock. Damian Dudek

2016 Annual ReportGrowing stronger together

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County is home to approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities "growing stronger together" through a two-tiered, partnership-oriented government, the County of Oxford. Visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Rail bridge in Beachville, South-West Oxford. Walter Pfefferle


Oxford County's vision is one of vibrant communities working well and growing stronger together.

Future Butternut Trail in Ingersoll. Meredith Maywood

Oxford County Council

Oxford County Council is made up of the mayors of each of the eight local area municipalities plus two additional councillors from the City of Woodstock, the largest population centre in the County. To learn more visit

Tillsonburg Trans Canada Trail extension in Norwich Township. Zachary Cox

Oxford County is
making a difference

Quality of life for all

  • 2,305

    available licensed day care spaces for children

  • 628

    subsidized public housing units

  • 578

    not-for-profit housing units

  • 311

    affordable housing units

  • Nearly 5,000

    Oxford residents and families aided through financial assistance and employment supports

  • 1,906

    public health inspections

  • 1,855

    visits to community dental clinic

  • 7,806


  • 12,432

    paramedic call responses

  • 3,535

    home visits by public health nurses

  • 228

    long-term care beds

Oxford County is
making a difference

Delivering results


  • Accounts for an estimated 2.4% of employment in the greater Southwest region


  • 14


  • 303,059

    in-person visits

  • 594,388

    items circulated

Provincial Offences Court

  • 11,162

    charges processed

  • 7,982

    matters scheduled for Provincial Offences Court

Oxford County is
making a difference

Maintaining infrastructure

  • 614

    Kilometres of
    county roads

  • 161

    bridges and culverts

  • 17

    Municipal water systems
    serving 80,000 people

  • 11

    Wastewater systems
    serving 76,000 people

Shaping our future

  • 52.2% of residential waste diverted from landfill (2015)
  • Stewardship of more than 345 hectares of County forest
  • Vibrant and visionary policy through an Official Plan that allows our community to grow strategically
  • Robust capital program to protect and maintain vital municipal infrastructure
CP train travelling through Zorra Township. Walter Pfefferle


Oxford County works to meet the needs and collective interests of our communities, residents and businesses through customer-focused services that improve quality of life.

Cyclist on bike route through Blandford-Blenheim Township. Damian Dudek

Your dollars at work

11th Line in East Zorra Tavistock. Damian Dudek

financial Statements

Part of the Tillsonburg trails network. Zachary Cox

Report for Oxford County
Ontario, Canada