Moving to Burford, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Burford, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Burford 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 Burford 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 Burford the land of milk and honey or are Carterton, Charlbury and Witney a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Burford

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 Burford. 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
Shilton 4
Shipton under Wychwood 2
Burford 1
Fulbrook 1
Asthall Leigh 0
Little Barrington 0
Great Barrington 0
Signet 0
Asthall 0
Holwell 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burford (Best) 23152/32845
Carterton North West 25718/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 26233/32845
Carterton South 26316/32845
Carterton North East 27340/32845
Ducklington 27599/32845
Northleach 27755/32845
Witney West 30907/32845
Milton-under-Wychwood 31159/32845
Ascott and Shipton (Worst) 32338/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Burford

If you are thinking of moving to Burford, 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 Burford 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
Swindon 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%
West Oxfordshire (Burford) 0.7% 2.81% 11.15% 33.82% 51.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carterton North West (Best) 25279/32845
Carterton South 27003/32845
Carterton North East 27280/32845
Witney West 28129/32845
Northleach 29491/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 29601/32845
Ascott and Shipton 30570/32845
Milton-under-Wychwood 30916/32845
Ducklington 31007/32845
Burford (Worst) 31672/32845

Deprivation in Burford

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 Burford. 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
Northleach (Best) 23779/32845
Carterton North West 23984/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 25059/32845
Ducklington 25532/32845
Burford 25924/32845
Carterton South 28282/32845
Witney West 28451/32845
Milton-under-Wychwood 28496/32845
Carterton North East 28666/32845
Ascott and Shipton (Worst) 30634/32845

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