Is Corsham, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Corsham?

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 Corsham. 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
Corsham 15
Leafield 11
Half Way Firs 11
Cross Keys 9
Neston 3
Biddestone 2
Gastard 1
Chapel Knapp 1
Moor Green 1
Monk’s Park 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Corsham. 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 Corsham 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
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads 29762/32845
Kington 27996/32845
Corsham Without and Box Hill 27593/32845
Box and Colerne 27537/32845
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon 26950/32845
Corsham Town 26015/32845
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands 24945/32845
Corsham Pickwick 24846/32845
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden (Worst) 17345/32845
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Your Health in Corsham

If you are thinking of moving to Corsham, 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 Corsham 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 (Corsham) 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kington (Best) 28441/32845
Chippenham Pewsham 27452/32845
Corsham Without and Box Hill 26936/32845
Box and Colerne 26771/32845
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads 25825/32845
Corsham Pickwick 23564/32845
Corsham Town 21903/32845
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands 20823/32845
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon 19378/32845
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden (Worst) 15911/32845
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Deprivation in Corsham

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 Corsham. 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 Cepen Park and Derriads 26149/32845
Box and Colerne 25431/32845
Kington 25040/32845
Corsham Without and Box Hill 22979/32845
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands 21414/32845
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon 20106/32845
Corsham Town 19953/32845
Corsham Pickwick 19456/32845
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden (Worst) 18252/32845

Average rent in Corsham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Corsham

If you are thinking of moving to Corsham, 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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