Is Fairford, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Fairford?

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 Fairford. 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
Horcott 6
Fairford 6
Dunfield 2
Kempsford 2
Coln St Aldwyns 1
Netherton 1
Leach 1
Thames 0
Marston Hill 0
Inglesham 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Fairford. 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 Fairford 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
Watchfield & Shrivenham 30631/32845
Fairford North 30541/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 29652/32845
Alvescot and Filkins 28669/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 28420/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 21902/32845
Cricklade and Latton 18476/32845
St Andrews 17780/32845

Your Health in Fairford

If you are thinking of moving to Fairford, 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 Fairford 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 (Fairford) 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alvescot and Filkins (Best) 30941/32845
Watchfield & Shrivenham 30452/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 30258/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 28430/32845
Fairford North 27324/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 26298/32845
Cricklade and Latton 23965/32845
St Andrews 22356/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 21597/32845

Deprivation in Fairford

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 Fairford. 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
Watchfield & Shrivenham 27936/32845
St Andrews 26987/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 26765/32845
Siddington & Cerney Rural 25232/32845
Cricklade and Latton 24259/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 23341/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 22180/32845
Alvescot and Filkins 18421/32845

Average rent in Fairford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Fairford

If you are thinking of moving to Fairford, 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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