Moving to Swindon, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Swindon, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon the land of milk and honey or are Cricklade, Highworth and Royal Wootton Bassett a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Swindon

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 Swindon. 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
Gorse Hill 133
Lower Stratton 118
Even Swindon 89
Pinehurst 83
Greenmeadow 82
Lawn 73
Park 66
Moredon 61
Okus 51
Stratton St Margaret 47

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rodbourne Cheney (Best) 10561/32845
Mannington and Western 12854/32845
Old Town 13245/32845
Chiseldon and Lawn 14696/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 16160/32845
Walcot and Park North 3923/32845
Central 4821/32845
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst 5696/32845
Eastcott 5713/32845
Liden, Eldene and Park South (Worst) 9927/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton - located on the darkest recess of Satan's inner rectum

Your Health in Swindon

If you are thinking of moving to Swindon, 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 Swindon 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
Swindon (Swindon) 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35% 12.8% 35.21% 47.69%
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 Swindon. 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 Swindon. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst (Best) 10148/32845
Liden, Eldene and Park South 10833/32845
Rodbourne Cheney 10893/32845
Mannington and Western 14663/32845
Central 14822/32845
Eastcott 16319/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 19878/32845
Old Town 21717/32845
Chiseldon and Lawn 23985/32845
Walcot and Park North (Worst) 7543/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Swindon

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 Swindon. 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
Rodbourne Cheney (Best) 12228/32845
Central 13478/32845
Mannington and Western 16525/32845
Eastcott 18230/32845
St Margaret and South Marston 21832/32845
Old Town 25476/32845
Chiseldon and Lawn 26266/32845
Walcot and Park North 6550/32845
Liden, Eldene and Park South 9941/32845
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst (Worst) 9988/32845

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