Moving to Cricklade, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Cricklade, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cricklade in Wiltshire? 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 Cricklade 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 Cricklade the land of milk and honey or are Fairford, Highworth and Swindon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cricklade

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 Cricklade. 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
Horsey Down 7
Cricklade 7
Calcutt 7
Down Ampney 4
Latton 3
Ray 3
Hailstone Hill 2
Waterhay 1
Chelworth Upper Green 0
Chelworth Lower Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haydon Wick (Best) 17213/32845
St Andrews 17780/32845
Cricklade and Latton 18476/32845
Shaw 18752/32845
Priory Vale 19301/32845
Purton 21309/32845
Fairford North 30541/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 31759/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 9636/32845
Reader Opinion:

Pewsey: see the townies in their kevved-up Fiat Puntos by the Co-op

Your Health in Cricklade

If you are thinking of moving to Cricklade, 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 Cricklade 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
Wiltshire (Cricklade) 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
Swindon 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35% 12.8% 35.21% 47.69%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Penhill and Upper Stratton (Best) 11907/32845
Shaw 18285/32845
Haydon Wick 18861/32845
Purton 19695/32845
Priory Vale 21672/32845
St Andrews 22356/32845
Cricklade and Latton 23965/32845
Fairford North 27324/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 30258/32845
Reader Opinion:

Trowbridge - An Unpolished Turdtown

Deprivation in Cricklade

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 Cricklade. 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
Penhill and Upper Stratton (Best) 12610/32845
Purton 19745/32845
The Ampneys & Hampton 22180/32845
Haydon Wick 22369/32845
Shaw 23228/32845
Cricklade and Latton 24259/32845
Priory Vale 26904/32845
St Andrews 26987/32845
Fairford North 28631/32845

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