Is Cricklade, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Cricklade?

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 Cricklade. 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
Ray 12
Horsey Down 2
Cricklade 2
Calcutt 1
Latton 1
Waterhay 1
Hailstone Hill 1
Down Ampney 0
Chelworth Lower Green 0
Chelworth Upper Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Cricklade. 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 Cricklade 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 The Ampneys & Hampton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
The Ampneys & Hampton (Best) 31759/32845
Fairford North 30541/32845
Purton 21309/32845
Priory Vale 19301/32845
Shaw 18752/32845
Cricklade and Latton 18476/32845
St Andrews 17780/32845
Haydon Wick 17213/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 9636/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton Bassett... an offence to my name

Your Health in Cricklade

If you are thinking of moving to Cricklade, 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 Cricklade 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 (Cricklade) 0.87% 3.18%
Swindon 0.97% 3.61%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Ampneys & Hampton (Best) 30258/32845
Fairford North 27324/32845
Cricklade and Latton 23965/32845
St Andrews 22356/32845
Priory Vale 21672/32845
Purton 19695/32845
Haydon Wick 18861/32845
Shaw 18285/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 11907/32845
Reader Opinion:

Pewsey: see the townies in their kevved-up Fiat Puntos by the Co-op

Deprivation in Cricklade

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 Cricklade. 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
Fairford North (Best) 28631/32845
St Andrews 26987/32845
Priory Vale 26904/32845
Cricklade and Latton 24259/32845
Shaw 23228/32845
Haydon Wick 22369/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 22180/32845
Purton 19745/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 12610/32845

Average rent in Cricklade

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Cricklade

If you are thinking of moving to Cricklade, 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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