Is Charlbury, Oxfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Charlbury a nice place to live or is Charlbury rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Charlbury 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 Charlbury truly a nice place to live, or are Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Charlbury?

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 Charlbury. 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
Taston 4
Charlbury 2
Stonesfield 2
Spelsbury 2
Finstock 1
Fawler 1
Fulwell 1
Ramsden 0
Neat Enstone 0
Enstone 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Charlbury. 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 Charlbury 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 Stonesfield and Tackley ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Stonesfield and Tackley (Best) 31888/32845
Milton-under-Wychwood 31159/32845
North Leigh 30897/32845
Woodstock and Bladon 30711/32845
Witney East 30502/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 29888/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 28175/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 27931/32845
Chadlington and Churchill 20691/32845
Chipping Norton (Worst) 19031/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoke-on-Trent a.k.a Joke-on-Trent

Your Health in Charlbury

If you are thinking of moving to Charlbury, 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 Charlbury compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
Cherwell 0.84% 3%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61%
West Oxfordshire (Charlbury) 0.7% 2.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Milton-under-Wychwood (Best) 30916/32845
Stonesfield and Tackley 30527/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 29491/32845
Woodstock and Bladon 29233/32845
Chadlington and Churchill 28760/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 28612/32845
North Leigh 28278/32845
Witney East 26799/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25306/32845
Chipping Norton (Worst) 23519/32845
Reader Opinion:

Witney - a truly godforsaken Oxfordshire Sh*thole

Deprivation in Charlbury

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 Charlbury. 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
Woodstock and Bladon (Best) 31057/32845
North Leigh 29206/32845
Stonesfield and Tackley 29192/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 29094/32845
Milton-under-Wychwood 28496/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 27426/32845
Witney East 26531/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25700/32845
Chipping Norton 23502/32845
Chadlington and Churchill (Worst) 20441/32845

Average rent in Charlbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Charlbury

If you are thinking of moving to Charlbury, 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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