Moving to Mere, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Mere, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Mere 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 Mere 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 Mere the land of milk and honey or are Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Wincanton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Mere

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 Mere. 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
Bowridge Hill 19
Peacemarsh 19
Milton on Stour 13
Kilmington Common 11
Norton Ferris 11
Zeals 5
Southbrook 3
Long Cross 2
Stourton 0
Silton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wincanton (Best) 16788/32845
Warminster Broadway 18302/32845
Warminster East 20143/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 21372/32845
Shaftesbury Town 23489/32845
Mere 23524/32845
Postlebury 23549/32845
Bruton 26110/32845
Tower 28737/32845
Gillingham (Worst) 28754/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gillingham - Lively Rubbish Bin of the South East

Your Health in Mere

If you are thinking of moving to Mere, 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 Mere 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 (Mere) 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Warminster East (Best) 18979/32845
Wincanton 19905/32845
Warminster Broadway 20694/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 22682/32845
Shaftesbury Town 22852/32845
Postlebury 23962/32845
Bruton 24105/32845
Gillingham 24358/32845
Mere 25135/32845
Tower (Worst) 30056/32845
Reader Opinion:

Shaftesbury - it's great if you're old and rich

Deprivation in Mere

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 Mere. 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
Tower (Best) 16157/32845
Postlebury 17538/32845
Wincanton 18005/32845
Mere 18355/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 18918/32845
Shaftesbury Town 18930/32845
Warminster Broadway 19353/32845
Warminster East 20252/32845
Bruton 20828/32845
Gillingham (Worst) 23121/32845

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