Moving to Westbury, Wiltshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Westbury, Wiltshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Westbury 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 Westbury 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 Westbury the land of milk and honey or are Frome, Trowbridge and Warminster a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Westbury

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 Westbury. 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
Drynham 27
Heywood 11
Penknap 2
Hisomley 2
Dursley 1
Stormore 1
Fairwood 1
Pole’s Hole 0
Ireland 0
Brokerswood 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trowbridge Drynham (Best) 14656/32845
Trowbridge Grove 16577/32845
Warminster West 18888/32845
Westbury North 19013/32845
Warminster Without 19246/32845
Westbury West 21337/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 21372/32845
Ethandune 21961/32845
Westbury East 25467/32845
Summerham and Seend (Worst) 26046/32845
Reader Opinion:

Trowbridge - An Unpolished Turdtown

Your Health in Westbury

If you are thinking of moving to Westbury, 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 Westbury 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 (Westbury) 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 Westbury. 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 Westbury. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Trowbridge Grove (Best) 19887/32845
Warminster West 19996/32845
Westbury North 20238/32845
Trowbridge Drynham 20420/32845
Westbury West 21142/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 22682/32845
Westbury East 23204/32845
Ethandune 24741/32845
Warminster Without 25648/32845
Summerham and Seend (Worst) 28640/32845
Reader Opinion:

Salisbury: hole of Wiltshire

Deprivation in Westbury

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 Westbury. 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
Warminster Without (Best) 15234/32845
Westbury North 15652/32845
Trowbridge Drynham 17283/32845
Westbury West 18348/32845
Warminster West 18678/32845
Warminster Copheap and Wylye 18918/32845
Trowbridge Grove 19283/32845
Summerham and Seend 20342/32845
Ethandune 21864/32845
Westbury East (Worst) 23381/32845

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