Is Winchcombe, Gloucestershire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Winchcombe?

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 Winchcombe. 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
Hailes 1
Postlip 1
Langley 1
Toddington 0
Frampton Court 0
Alderton Fields 0
Isbourne 0
Charlton Abbots 0
Alderton 0
Little Washbourne 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Winchcombe. 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 Winchcombe 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 Cleeve Grange ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cleeve Grange (Best) 29933/32845
Cleeve Hill 29006/32845
Isbourne 27875/32845
Cleeve West 27448/32845
Cleeve St Michael's 27113/32845
Prestbury 25778/32845
Battledown 24669/32845
Winchcombe 24324/32845
Swindon Village 19993/32845
Oakley (Worst) 15679/32845
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Your Health in Winchcombe

If you are thinking of moving to Winchcombe, 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 Winchcombe 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%
Cheltenham 0.85% 3.14%
Tewkesbury (Winchcombe) 0.99% 3.3%
West Oxfordshire 0.7% 2.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cleeve Hill (Best) 30947/32845
Isbourne 29337/32845
Winchcombe 28413/32845
Cleeve St Michael's 27613/32845
Battledown 26533/32845
Cleeve West 25704/32845
Prestbury 25552/32845
Cleeve Grange 23775/32845
Swindon Village 15410/32845
Oakley (Worst) 6062/32845
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Deprivation in Winchcombe

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 Winchcombe. 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
Battledown (Best) 30102/32845
Prestbury 29354/32845
Cleeve Hill 29321/32845
Cleeve Grange 27709/32845
Cleeve West 26745/32845
Isbourne 26277/32845
Cleeve St Michael's 26216/32845
Winchcombe 25900/32845
Swindon Village 18959/32845
Oakley (Worst) 6911/32845

Average rent in Winchcombe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Winchcombe

If you are thinking of moving to Winchcombe, 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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