Moving to Didcot, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Didcot, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Didcot 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 Didcot 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 Didcot the land of milk and honey or are Abingdon, Dorchester and Wallingford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Didcot

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 Didcot. 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
Milton 14
Coscote 12
Tadley 11
Harwell 8
Milton Heights 7
Mill Brook 6
Appleford 0
North Moreton 0
Long Wittenham 0
South Moreton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Didcot South (Best) 19322/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 20558/32845
Didcot West 21447/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt 23463/32845
Abingdon Caldecott 24702/32845
Cholsey 26683/32845
Hendreds 28254/32845
Didcot North East 28395/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 29231/32845
Sutton Courtenay (Worst) 31033/32845
Reader Opinion:

Didcot - a railway siding dressed up as a portal to real, actual hell

Your Health in Didcot

If you are thinking of moving to Didcot, 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 Didcot 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
Oxford 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
Reading 0.81% 2.95% 10.77% 35.27% 50.21%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
South Oxfordshire (Didcot) 0.73% 2.62% 10.73% 33.35% 52.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Abingdon Caldecott (Best) 20402/32845
Didcot South 23913/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 25936/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt 26803/32845
Hendreds 28108/32845
Didcot West 28170/32845
Sutton Courtenay 28385/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 28731/32845
Didcot North East 29392/32845
Cholsey (Worst) 30154/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

Deprivation in Didcot

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 Didcot. 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
Abingdon Caldecott (Best) 17965/32845
Didcot South 21983/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 22218/32845
Hendreds 23995/32845
Didcot West 24565/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt 24856/32845
Sutton Courtenay 25443/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 26322/32845
Cholsey 28124/32845
Didcot North East (Worst) 28347/32845

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