Moving to Marlborough, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Marlborough, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Marlborough 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 Marlborough 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 Marlborough the land of milk and honey or are Hungerford, Lambourn and Swindon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Marlborough

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 Marlborough. 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
Mildenhall 7
Forest Hill 7
Marlborough 6
Stitchcombe 1
Ogbourne Maizey 0
Ogbourne St George 0
Axford 0
Ogbourne St Andrew 0
Manton 0
Kennet 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Covingham and Dorcan (Best) 17863/32845
West Selkley 18629/32845
Pewsey 20577/32845
Ridgeway 22931/32845
Wroughton and Wichelstowe 22986/32845
Marlborough East 23452/32845
Marlborough West 25492/32845
Pewsey Vale 26060/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 27911/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury (Worst) 29210/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Marlborough

If you are thinking of moving to Marlborough, 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 Marlborough 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 (Marlborough) 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
Swindon 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wroughton and Wichelstowe (Best) 17081/32845
Covingham and Dorcan 17478/32845
Marlborough East 22526/32845
Ridgeway 24240/32845
Pewsey 25673/32845
Marlborough West 27139/32845
West Selkley 27159/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 27319/32845
Pewsey Vale 27951/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury (Worst) 30023/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chippenham - a burgeoning dystopia of morons

Deprivation in Marlborough

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 Marlborough. 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
West Selkley (Best) 18913/32845
Covingham and Dorcan 19374/32845
Pewsey Vale 19518/32845
Pewsey 20520/32845
Marlborough East 22145/32845
Wroughton and Wichelstowe 22221/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 23506/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury 27584/32845
Marlborough West 28325/32845
Ridgeway (Worst) 28432/32845

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