Moving to Wantage, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wantage, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wantage in Oxfordshire? 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 Wantage 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 Wantage the land of milk and honey or are Lambourn, Didcot and Faringdon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wantage

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 Wantage. 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
Charlton 28
Wantage 13
Bow 7
Townsend 3
Rowstock 3
Milton Hill 3
Ardington Wick 1
Ardington 0
Childrey 0
Sparsholt 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wantage Charlton (Best) 20997/32845
Wantage & Grove Brook 24788/32845
Grove North 26344/32845
Steventon & the Hanneys 27098/32845
Downlands 28215/32845
Hendreds 28254/32845
Ridgeway 28757/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 29231/32845
Kingston Bagpuize 30230/32845
Drayton (Worst) 30962/32845
Reader Opinion:

Abingdon or more accurately, "ScAbingdon"

Your Health in Wantage

If you are thinking of moving to Wantage, 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 Wantage 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 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
Vale of White Horse (Wantage) 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wantage Charlton (Best) 27137/32845
Hendreds 28108/32845
Steventon & the Hanneys 28720/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 28731/32845
Ridgeway 29118/32845
Wantage & Grove Brook 29263/32845
Grove North 29950/32845
Downlands 29973/32845
Drayton 30518/32845
Kingston Bagpuize (Worst) 32416/32845
Reader Opinion:

Didcot - a railway siding dressed up as a portal to real, actual hell

Deprivation in Wantage

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 Wantage. 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
Downlands (Best) 21201/32845
Ridgeway 22134/32845
Steventon & the Hanneys 23064/32845
Hendreds 23995/32845
Blewbury & Harwell 26322/32845
Kingston Bagpuize 26786/32845
Grove North 27102/32845
Wantage Charlton 27242/32845
Wantage & Grove Brook 27343/32845
Drayton (Worst) 29686/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Wantage, Oxfordshire

    Wantage, Oxfordshire

  2. Didcot – a railway siding dressed up as a portal to real, actual hell

    Didcot – a railway siding dressed up as a portal to real, actual hell

  3. Abingdon or more accurately, “ScAbingdon”

    Abingdon or more accurately, “ScAbingdon”

  4. Kiddington – It’s pretty much just fields

    Kiddington – It’s pretty much just fields

  5. Oxford, where posh people impose segregation on everyone else

    Oxford, where posh people impose segregation on everyone else

  6. Witney – a truly godforsaken Oxfordshire Sh*thole

    Witney – a truly godforsaken Oxfordshire Sh*thole

  7. Thame is quite posh, however, it is also an ****** sh*t town!

    Thame is quite posh, however, it is also an ****** sh*t town!

  8. Thame: the gene pool is rapidly stagnating

    Thame: the gene pool is rapidly stagnating

  9. Didcot…

    Didcot…