Is Woodstock, Oxfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Woodstock a nice place to live or is Woodstock rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Woodstock 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 Woodstock truly a nice place to live, or are Charlbury, Weston Otmoor and Witney a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Woodstock?

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 Woodstock. 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
Hensington 6
Shipton-on-Cherwell 4
Hampton Gay 4
Long Hanborough 4
Bladon 4
Campsfield 4
Tackley 3
Gibraltar 1
Enslow 1
Bunkers Hill 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Woodstock. 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 Woodstock 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 Freeland and Hanborough ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Freeland and Hanborough (Best) 32316/32845
Stonesfield and Tackley 31888/32845
North Leigh 30897/32845
Woodstock and Bladon 30711/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 29888/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 27931/32845
Kidlington East 25989/32845
Kidlington West 25044/32845
Summertown 23843/32845
Wolvercote (Worst) 18236/32845
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Your Health in Woodstock

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
Cherwell 0.84% 3%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61%
West Oxfordshire (Woodstock) 0.7% 2.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stonesfield and Tackley (Best) 30527/32845
Freeland and Hanborough 29425/32845
Woodstock and Bladon 29233/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 28612/32845
North Leigh 28278/32845
Summertown 27108/32845
Wolvercote 26479/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25306/32845
Kidlington West 23788/32845
Kidlington East (Worst) 20765/32845
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Deprivation in Woodstock

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 Woodstock. 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
Freeland and Hanborough (Best) 31114/32845
Woodstock and Bladon 31057/32845
North Leigh 29206/32845
Stonesfield and Tackley 29192/32845
Charlbury and Finstock 29094/32845
Wolvercote 26791/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25700/32845
Summertown 25200/32845
Kidlington West 25154/32845
Kidlington East (Worst) 23511/32845

Average rent in Woodstock

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Woodstock

If you are thinking of moving to Woodstock, 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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