Moving to Highworth, Wiltshire? What you need to know

Moving to Highworth, Wiltshire - What you need to know
Moving to Highworth, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Highworth a nice place to live?'' 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 Highworth 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 Highworth truly a nice place to live, or are Lechlade, Faringdon and Swindon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Highworth

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 Highworth. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Haresfield 10
South Marston 9
Watchfield 9
Shrivenham 8
Redlands 4
Hampton 1
Kempsford 0
Hannington 0
Coleshill 0
Buscot 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Watchfield & Shrivenham (Best) 30631/32845
Alvescot and Filkins 28669/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 28420/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 21902/32845
Covingham and Dorcan 17863/32845
St Andrews 17780/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 16160/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 9636/32845
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst 5696/32845
Walcot and Park North (Worst) 3923/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton Bassett - 99.9% chav

Your Health in Highworth

If you are thinking of moving to Highworth, 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 Highworth compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Swindon (Highworth) 0.97% 3.61%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alvescot and Filkins (Best) 30941/32845
Watchfield & Shrivenham 30452/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 26298/32845
St Andrews 22356/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 21597/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 19878/32845
Covingham and Dorcan 17478/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 11907/32845
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst 10148/32845
Walcot and Park North (Worst) 7543/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton Bassett... an offence to my name

Deprivation in Highworth

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 Highworth. 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
Watchfield & Shrivenham (Best) 27936/32845
St Andrews 26987/32845
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South 26765/32845
Blunsdon and Highworth 23341/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 21832/32845
Covingham and Dorcan 19374/32845
Alvescot and Filkins 18421/32845
Penhill and Upper Stratton 12610/32845
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst 9988/32845
Walcot and Park North (Worst) 6550/32845

Average rent in Highworth

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Highworth are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Highworth.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Highworth

If you are thinking of moving to Highworth, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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