Moving to Banbury, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Banbury, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Banbury in Oxfordshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Banbury is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Banbury the land of milk and honey or are Brackley, Neithrop and Ruscote a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Banbury

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Banbury. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Banbury 126
Hardwick 123
Ruscote 123
Neithrop 105
Grimsbury 102
Easington 67
Calthorpe 53
Nethercote 48
Bodicote 9
Warkworth 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Banbury. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Banbury. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Banbury Cross and Neithrop (Best) 14326/32845
Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 16404/32845
Banbury Hardwick 19097/32845
Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 23350/32845
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 27312/32845
Middleton Cheney 28801/32845
Deddington 29246/32845
Kings Sutton 30329/32845
Steane 31087/32845
Banbury Ruscote (Worst) 9542/32845
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Your Health in Banbury

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Northampton 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
Cherwell (Banbury) 0.84% 3% 11.17% 34.65% 50.33%
West Oxfordshire 0.7% 2.81% 11.15% 33.82% 51.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Banbury Ruscote (Best) 10940/32845
Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 13350/32845
Banbury Cross and Neithrop 13585/32845
Banbury Hardwick 20050/32845
Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 23405/32845
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 25897/32845
Middleton Cheney 26050/32845
Deddington 26397/32845
Steane 29812/32845
Kings Sutton (Worst) 30072/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Banbury

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 Banbury. 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
Banbury Cross and Neithrop (Best) 13956/32845
Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 15262/32845
Banbury Hardwick 18885/32845
Deddington 23676/32845
Steane 23957/32845
Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 25962/32845
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 26582/32845
Middleton Cheney 27369/32845
Kings Sutton 27936/32845
Banbury Ruscote (Worst) 9105/32845

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