Moving to Bicester, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bicester, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bicester 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 Bicester 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 Bicester the land of milk and honey or are Brackley, Weston Otmoor and Woodstock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bicester

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bicester. 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
Highfield 61
Bicester 58
Launton 29
Caversfield 23
Bainton 5
Ambrosden 4
Bucknell 2
Stratton Audley 2
Chesterton 0
Little Chesterton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bicester West (Best) 15552/32845
Bicester East 16231/32845
Bicester South and Ambrosden 18306/32845
Bicester North and Caversfield 22890/32845
Fringford and Heyfords 23704/32845
Launton and Otmoor 24218/32845
Grendon Underwood & Brill 28550/32845
Quainton 30595/32845
Marsh Gibbon 30847/32845
Little Brook (Worst) 31200/32845
Reader Opinion:

Smacklesfield... I mean Macclesfield

Your Health in Bicester

If you are thinking of moving to Bicester, 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 Bicester 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
Milton Keynes 0.94% 3.2% 10.82% 34.88% 50.17%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
Cherwell (Bicester) 0.84% 3% 11.17% 34.65% 50.33%
South Oxfordshire 0.73% 2.62% 10.73% 33.35% 52.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bicester West (Best) 18925/32845
Bicester East 19571/32845
Bicester South and Ambrosden 23589/32845
Launton and Otmoor 24949/32845
Bicester North and Caversfield 25897/32845
Fringford and Heyfords 25910/32845
Grendon Underwood & Brill 28878/32845
Marsh Gibbon 29382/32845
Quainton 30112/32845
Little Brook (Worst) 32223/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southampton - flawed pearl of the South

Deprivation in Bicester

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 Bicester. 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
Fringford and Heyfords (Best) 18908/32845
Launton and Otmoor 19684/32845
Bicester West 19901/32845
Grendon Underwood & Brill 21427/32845
Bicester East 21832/32845
Bicester South and Ambrosden 23159/32845
Marsh Gibbon 23193/32845
Bicester North and Caversfield 25090/32845
Quainton 26084/32845
Little Brook (Worst) 27326/32845

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