Is Cirencester, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Cirencester a nice place to live or is Cirencester rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Cirencester 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 Cirencester truly a nice place to live, or are Fairford, Minchinhampton and Cricklade a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Cirencester?

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 Cirencester. 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
Bowling Green 55
Cirencester 53
Watermoor 53
The Beeches 51
Churn 38
Chesterton 10
Stratton 9
Siddington 4
Baunton 2
Ampney Crucis 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Cirencester. 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 Cirencester 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 Chesterton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Chesterton (Best) 32059/32845
Stratton 31865/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 29652/32845
New Mills 29442/32845
The Beeches 28164/32845
Four Acres 26314/32845
Watermoor 24850/32845
Abbey 23729/32845
St Michael's 23454/32845
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Your Health in Cirencester

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Swindon 0.97% 3.61%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61%
Cotswold (Cirencester) 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stratton (Best) 30551/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 28430/32845
Abbey 27678/32845
Four Acres 26320/32845
New Mills 25429/32845
The Beeches 22628/32845
Chesterton 22481/32845
Watermoor 20214/32845
St Michael's 18612/32845
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Deprivation in Cirencester

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 Cirencester. 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
Stratton (Best) 31999/32845
Abbey 27113/32845
Four Acres 27091/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 25232/32845
Chesterton 23705/32845
The Beeches 20801/32845
New Mills 20529/32845
Watermoor 19754/32845
St Michael's 19477/32845

Average rent in Cirencester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Cirencester

If you are thinking of moving to Cirencester, 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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