Is Malmesbury, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Malmesbury?

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 Malmesbury. 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
Filands 11
Malmesbury 10
Milbourne 6
Little Somerford 2
Shipton Moyne 2
Lea 1
Brokenborough 1
Garsdon 1
Corston 0
Hankerton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Malmesbury. 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 Malmesbury 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 Sherston ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Sherston (Best) 31476/32845
Tetbury Town 30585/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 30563/32845
By Brook 28474/32845
Minety 28367/32845
Brinkworth 28117/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 28064/32845
Malmesbury 26737/32845
Purton 21309/32845
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Your Health in Malmesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Malmesbury, 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 Malmesbury 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 (Malmesbury) 0.87% 3.18%
Swindon 0.97% 3.61%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherston (Best) 29954/32845
Minety 29657/32845
By Brook 29639/32845
Brinkworth 28423/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 28218/32845
Tetbury Town 25557/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 25116/32845
Malmesbury 24858/32845
Purton 19695/32845
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Deprivation in Malmesbury

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 Malmesbury. 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
Royal Wootton Bassett East (Best) 26972/32845
Minety 26855/32845
Sherston 26473/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 26139/32845
Tetbury Town 25961/32845
Malmesbury 25019/32845
By Brook 22864/32845
Brinkworth 21141/32845
Purton 19745/32845

Average rent in Malmesbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Malmesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Malmesbury, 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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