Moving to Salisbury, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Salisbury, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury the land of milk and honey or are Fordingbridge, Amesbury and Wilton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Salisbury

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 Salisbury. 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
Salisbury 83
Bishopdown 77
Laverstock 75
Milford 60
Stratford Sub Castle 44
Bemerton Heath 39
Bemerton 33
Churchfields 25
Harnham 12
Fugglestone St Peter 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Salisbury Bemerton (Best) 10598/32845
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral 14716/32845
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village 19743/32845
Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum 19893/32845
Salisbury St Paul's 20027/32845
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford 22224/32845
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown 23906/32845
Fovant and Chalke Valley 24057/32845
Bourne and Woodford Valley 24775/32845
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford (Worst) 9980/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Salisbury

If you are thinking of moving to Salisbury, 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 Salisbury 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 (Salisbury) 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
Southampton 1.2% 3.89% 12.36% 34.99% 47.56%
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05% 11.61% 35.3% 49.17%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Salisbury Bemerton (Best) 13420/32845
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford 13876/32845
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral 20619/32845
Salisbury St Paul's 21697/32845
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown 21926/32845
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village 22197/32845
Bourne and Woodford Valley 23506/32845
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford 24700/32845
Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum 27906/32845
Fovant and Chalke Valley (Worst) 28676/32845
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Deprivation in Salisbury

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 Salisbury. 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
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford (Best) 14966/32845
Fovant and Chalke Valley 17314/32845
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral 21140/32845
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village 21812/32845
Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum 23925/32845
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown 24043/32845
Salisbury St Paul's 24312/32845
Bourne and Woodford Valley 24420/32845
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford 25626/32845
Salisbury Bemerton (Worst) 9769/32845

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