Is Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

Is Tewkesbury a nice place to live or is Tewkesbury rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Tewkesbury 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 Tewkesbury truly a nice place to live, or are Cheltenham, Netherton and Upton upon Severn a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Tewkesbury?

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 Tewkesbury. 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
Walton Cardiff 57
Mitton 56
Tewkesbury 52
Avon 18
Ashchurch 16
Northway 12
Homedowns 4
Bredon’s Hardwick 3
Shuthonger 0
Bushley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Tewkesbury. 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 Tewkesbury 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 Northway ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Northway (Best) 31478/32845
Cleeve Grange 29933/32845
Tewkesbury East 29859/32845
Ripple 28926/32845
Bredon 28909/32845
Cleeve West 27448/32845
Severn Vale North 27192/32845
South Bredon Hill 24356/32845
Tewkesbury North & Twyning 22857/32845
Tewkesbury South (Worst) 16599/32845
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Your Health in Tewkesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Tewkesbury, 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 Tewkesbury compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Gloucester 1.1% 3.79%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83%
Cheltenham 0.85% 3.14%
Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury) 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Severn Vale North (Best) 28844/32845
Bredon 28831/32845
South Bredon Hill 28749/32845
Tewkesbury East 28271/32845
Cleeve West 25704/32845
Ripple 24243/32845
Cleeve Grange 23775/32845
Tewkesbury North & Twyning 20844/32845
Northway 19851/32845
Tewkesbury South (Worst) 15025/32845
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Deprivation in Tewkesbury

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 Tewkesbury. 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
Bredon (Best) 30292/32845
Tewkesbury East 28503/32845
Cleeve Grange 27709/32845
Cleeve West 26745/32845
South Bredon Hill 24432/32845
Tewkesbury North & Twyning 22950/32845
Northway 19963/32845
Severn Vale North 19449/32845
Ripple 18069/32845
Tewkesbury South (Worst) 14458/32845

Average rent in Tewkesbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Tewkesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Tewkesbury, 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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