Moving to Melksham, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Melksham, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Melksham 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 Melksham 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 Melksham the land of milk and honey or are Bradford on Avon, Corsham and Trowbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Melksham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of September 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Melksham. 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
Beanacre 32
Bowerhill 15
Redstocks 5
Berryfield 4
Broughton Gifford 2
Great Chalfield 2
Lacock 1
Great Hinton 0
Littleton 0
Atworth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trowbridge Park (Best) 10313/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 11895/32845
Melksham South 15796/32845
Melksham Central 16235/32845
Melksham North 16945/32845
Trowbridge Paxcroft 17805/32845
Hilperton 22013/32845
Melksham Without South 25119/32845
Melksham Without North 27408/32845
Box and Colerne (Worst) 27537/32845
Reader Opinion:

Portishead, on the muddy shores of the Severn Estuary

Your Health in Melksham

If you are thinking of moving to Melksham, 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 Melksham 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 (Melksham) 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26% 11.77% 34.89% 49.15%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Melksham Central (Best) 16084/32845
Melksham North 16688/32845
Melksham South 18183/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 21482/32845
Trowbridge Park 22166/32845
Melksham Without South 25532/32845
Box and Colerne 26771/32845
Hilperton 27550/32845
Melksham Without North 27734/32845
Trowbridge Paxcroft (Worst) 28706/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bradford (where do I start?)

Deprivation in Melksham

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 Melksham. 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
Melksham North (Best) 13273/32845
Trowbridge Park 15280/32845
Melksham Central 15534/32845
Trowbridge Adcroft 15830/32845
Melksham South 20269/32845
Trowbridge Paxcroft 21641/32845
Melksham Without South 22595/32845
Hilperton 23820/32845
Box and Colerne 25431/32845
Melksham Without North (Worst) 25643/32845
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