Is Trowbridge, Wiltshire a nice place to live?

Is Trowbridge a nice place to live or is Trowbridge rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge truly a nice place to live, or are Bradford on Avon, Melksham and Westbury a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Trowbridge?

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 Trowbridge. 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
Lower Studley 68
Longfield 68
Biss 20
Drynham 18
Ashton Common 7
Bleet 7
Cold Harbour 7
Holt 5
Ham Green 2
Bullenhill 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Trowbridge. 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 Trowbridge 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 Bradford-on-Avon North ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bradford-on-Avon North (Best) 25270/32845
Winsley and Westwood 25107/32845
Hilperton 22013/32845
Trowbridge Paxcroft 17805/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 17098/32845
Trowbridge Grove 16577/32845
Trowbridge Drynham 14656/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 11895/32845
Trowbridge Park 10313/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 8724/32845
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Your Health in Trowbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Trowbridge, 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 Trowbridge 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 (Trowbridge) 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trowbridge Paxcroft (Best) 28706/32845
Hilperton 27550/32845
Bradford-on-Avon North 27288/32845
Winsley and Westwood 27267/32845
Trowbridge Park 22166/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 21482/32845
Trowbridge Drynham 20420/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 20007/32845
Trowbridge Grove 19887/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 18804/32845
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Deprivation in Trowbridge

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 Trowbridge. 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
Bradford-on-Avon North (Best) 27658/32845
Winsley and Westwood 26314/32845
Hilperton 23820/32845
Trowbridge Paxcroft 21641/32845
Trowbridge Grove 19283/32845
Trowbridge Lambrok 18168/32845
Trowbridge Drynham 17283/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 15830/32845
Trowbridge Park 15280/32845
Trowbridge Central (Worst) 13811/32845

Average rent in Trowbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Trowbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Trowbridge, 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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