Is Calne, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

Is Calne a nice place to live or is Calne rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Calne 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 Calne truly a nice place to live, or are Chippenham, Devizes and Melksham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Calne?

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 Calne. 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
Calne Marsh 41
Calne 31
Ratford 3
Mile Elm 3
Low Bridge 1
Buck Hill 1
Broad’s Green 1
Cherhill 0
Compton Bassett 0
Stockley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Calne. 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 Calne 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 Chippenham Pewsham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Chippenham Pewsham (Best) 31368/32845
Lyneham 30832/32845
Urchfont and The Cannings 29564/32845
Calne Rural 26487/32845
Chippenham Hardens and England 24807/32845
Calne South and Cherhill 23501/32845
Calne North 22855/32845
Chippenham Monkton 21455/32845
Calne Chilvester and Abberd 18692/32845
Calne Central (Worst) 17946/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chippenham (Chip' numb) is a dump

Your Health in Calne

If you are thinking of moving to Calne, 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 Calne 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 (Calne) 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26%
Swindon 0.97% 3.61%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Calne. 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 Calne. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Urchfont and The Cannings (Best) 30018/32845
Chippenham Pewsham 27452/32845
Lyneham 27082/32845
Calne Rural 25624/32845
Chippenham Monkton 23703/32845
Calne South and Cherhill 22692/32845
Chippenham Hardens and England 21826/32845
Calne North 20010/32845
Calne Chilvester and Abberd 17216/32845
Calne Central (Worst) 16398/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chippenham - a burgeoning dystopia of morons

Deprivation in Calne

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 Calne. 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
Chippenham Pewsham (Best) 30233/32845
Chippenham Monkton 24848/32845
Lyneham 24075/32845
Urchfont and The Cannings 22057/32845
Chippenham Hardens and England 21879/32845
Calne Rural 21148/32845
Calne South and Cherhill 20560/32845
Calne North 18107/32845
Calne Central 15788/32845
Calne Chilvester and Abberd (Worst) 15513/32845

Average rent in Calne

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Calne 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 Calne.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Calne

If you are thinking of moving to Calne, 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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