Moving to Malmesbury, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Malmesbury, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Malmesbury 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 Malmesbury 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 Malmesbury the land of milk and honey or are Minchinhampton, Tetbury and Chippenham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Malmesbury

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 Malmesbury. 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
Filands 9
Malmesbury 8
Milbourne 2
Brokenborough 2
Lea 0
Garsdon 0
Shipton Moyne 0
Little Somerford 0
Corston 0
Hankerton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Purton (Best) 21309/32845
Malmesbury 26737/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 28064/32845
Brinkworth 28117/32845
Minety 28367/32845
By Brook 28474/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 30563/32845
Tetbury Town 30585/32845
Sherston 31476/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton Bassett... an offence to my name

Your Health in Malmesbury

If you are thinking of moving to Malmesbury, 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 Malmesbury 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 (Malmesbury) 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%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01% 12.33% 35.07% 48.78%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Purton (Best) 19695/32845
Malmesbury 24858/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 25116/32845
Tetbury Town 25557/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 28218/32845
Brinkworth 28423/32845
By Brook 29639/32845
Minety 29657/32845
Sherston 29954/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chippenham - a burgeoning dystopia of morons

Deprivation in Malmesbury

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 Malmesbury. 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
Purton (Best) 19745/32845
Brinkworth 21141/32845
By Brook 22864/32845
Malmesbury 25019/32845
Tetbury Town 25961/32845
Tetbury East & Rural 26139/32845
Sherston 26473/32845
Minety 26855/32845
Royal Wootton Bassett East 26972/32845

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