Is Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

Is Bradford on Avon a nice place to live or is Bradford on Avon rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bradford on Avon is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Bradford on Avon truly a nice place to live, or are Bath, Melksham and Trowbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bradford on Avon?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bradford on Avon. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Holt 8
Little Ashley 6
Great Ashley 6
Forewoods Common 5
Ham Green 5
Turleigh 3
Conkwell 2
Avoncliff 1
South Wraxall 0
Little Chalfield 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bradford on Avon. These statistics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've taken the rank average for wards in and around Bradford on Avon and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Holt and Staverton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Holt and Staverton (Best) 27334/32845
Bradford-on-Avon North 25270/32845
Winsley and Westwood 25107/32845
Bathavon South 23515/32845
Bathavon North 23088/32845
Bradford-on-Avon South 20517/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 17098/32845
Trowbridge Grove 16577/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 11895/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 8724/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bath - Just Because It's Posh, Doesn't Mean It's Pleasant

Your Health in Bradford on Avon

If you are thinking of moving to Bradford on Avon, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Bradford on Avon compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Wiltshire (Bradford on Avon) 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Bradford on Avon. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Bradford on Avon. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Bathavon North (Best) 28241/32845
Bathavon South 27782/32845
Bradford-on-Avon North 27288/32845
Winsley and Westwood 27267/32845
Holt and Staverton 25510/32845
Bradford-on-Avon South 24837/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 21482/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 20007/32845
Trowbridge Grove 19887/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 18804/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bath, Somerset - needs a good clean!

Deprivation in Bradford on Avon

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Bradford on Avon. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Bradford-on-Avon North (Best) 27658/32845
Bathavon North 27454/32845
Winsley and Westwood 26314/32845
Holt and Staverton 24446/32845
Bradford-on-Avon South 24102/32845
Bathavon South 23636/32845
Trowbridge Grove 19283/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 18168/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 15830/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 13811/32845

Average rent in Bradford on Avon

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Bradford on Avon are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Bradford on Avon.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bradford on Avon

If you are thinking of moving to Bradford on Avon, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.

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