Is Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Royal Wootton Bassett?

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 Royal Wootton Bassett. 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
Freshbrook 33
Coped Hall 17
Hook 9
Common Platt 8
Hook Street 6
Ballard’s Ash 3
Restrop 1
Greatfield 0
Green Hill 0
The Barton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Royal Wootton Bassett. 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 Royal Wootton Bassett 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 Lyneham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Lyneham (Best) 30832/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 28064/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett North 24585/32845
Wroughton and Wichelstowe 22986/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett South 22788/32845
Purton 21309/32845
Priory Vale 19301/32845
Shaw 18752/32845
Lydiard and Freshbrook 16675/32845
Mannington and Western (Worst) 12854/32845
Reader Opinion:

Trowbridge - An Unpolished Turdtown

Your Health in Royal Wootton Bassett

If you are thinking of moving to Royal Wootton Bassett, 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 Royal Wootton Bassett 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 (Royal Wootton Bassett) 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 Royal Wootton Bassett. 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 Royal Wootton Bassett. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Lyneham (Best) 27082/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 25116/32845
Priory Vale 21672/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett South 20144/32845
Purton 19695/32845
Shaw 18285/32845
Wroughton and Wichelstowe 17081/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett North 16562/32845
Mannington and Western 14663/32845
Lydiard and Freshbrook (Worst) 14470/32845
Reader Opinion:

Trowbridge - The Detroit of Wiltshire

Deprivation in Royal Wootton Bassett

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 Royal Wootton Bassett. 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
Priory Vale 26904/32845
Lyneham 24075/32845
Shaw 23228/32845
Wroughton and Wichelstowe 22221/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett South 21827/32845
Purton 19745/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett North 19088/32845
Lydiard and Freshbrook 16936/32845
Mannington and Western (Worst) 16525/32845

Average rent in Royal Wootton Bassett

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Royal Wootton Bassett

If you are thinking of moving to Royal Wootton Bassett, 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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