Moving to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - What you need to know
Moving to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire? 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 Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham the land of milk and honey or are Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cheltenham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Cheltenham. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
St Peter’s 114
Pittville 105
Marle Hill 105
Cheltenham 103
Fairview 92
Alstone 64
Battledown 40
Ryeworth 25
Noverton 24
Oakley 20

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

Ward Average rank in England
Charlton Park (Best) 27608/32845
Charlton Kings 25930/32845
Park 25839/32845
Battledown 24669/32845
College 21206/32845
Oakley 15679/32845
Lansdown 14994/32845
All Saints 14158/32845
Pittville 9660/32845
St Paul's (Worst) 8400/32845
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Your Health in Cheltenham

If you are thinking of moving to Cheltenham, 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 Cheltenham 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
Gloucester 1.1% 3.79% 13.09% 35.46% 46.56%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35% 12.8% 35.21% 47.69%
Cheltenham (Cheltenham) 0.85% 3.14% 11.78% 34.32% 49.91%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3% 12.46% 35.61% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Charlton Park (Best) 27076/32845
Battledown 26533/32845
Park 25436/32845
College 23704/32845
Pittville 21242/32845
Charlton Kings 21207/32845
All Saints 19716/32845
Lansdown 16377/32845
St Paul's 7609/32845
Oakley (Worst) 6062/32845
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Deprivation in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham. 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
Charlton Park (Best) 31323/32845
Charlton Kings 30332/32845
Park 30185/32845
Battledown 30102/32845
College 28340/32845
Pittville 24416/32845
All Saints 23420/32845
Lansdown 20126/32845
St Paul's 10684/32845
Oakley (Worst) 6911/32845

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