Moving to Wickwar, Gloucestershire? What you need to know

Moving to Wickwar, Gloucestershire - What you need to know
Moving to Wickwar, Gloucestershire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wickwar a nice place to live?'' 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 Wickwar 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 Wickwar truly a nice place to live, or are Chipping Sodbury, Wotton under Edge and Yate a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wickwar

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wickwar. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Charfield Green 2
Charfield 2
Little Bristol 2
Churchend 1
Chase Hill 1
Hall End 1
Cromhall 0
Heath End 0
Cromhall Common 0
Talbot’s End 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingswood (Best) 31557/32845
Grumbolds Ash with Avening 30909/32845
Wotton-under-Edge 30857/32845
Yate North 23528/32845
Frampton Cotterell 22904/32845
Chipping Sodbury & Cotswold Edge 22831/32845
Charfield 21425/32845
Dodington 21404/32845
Thornbury 20373/32845
Yate Central (Worst) 18270/32845

Your Health in Wickwar

If you are thinking of moving to Wickwar, 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 Wickwar compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22%
South Gloucestershire (Wickwar) 0.93% 3.26%
Stroud 0.94% 3.35%
Cotswold 0.8% 3.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingswood (Best) 30175/32845
Chipping Sodbury & Cotswold Edge 29694/32845
Grumbolds Ash with Avening 28865/32845
Frampton Cotterell 28746/32845
Wotton-under-Edge 27973/32845
Thornbury 27880/32845
Yate North 25796/32845
Charfield 25544/32845
Dodington 25048/32845
Yate Central (Worst) 23010/32845

Deprivation in Wickwar

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 Wickwar. 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
Kingswood (Best) 30142/32845
Wotton-under-Edge 27474/32845
Frampton Cotterell 26522/32845
Thornbury 25935/32845
Yate North 24369/32845
Chipping Sodbury & Cotswold Edge 23942/32845
Charfield 22968/32845
Dodington 22952/32845
Grumbolds Ash with Avening 20818/32845
Yate Central (Worst) 19736/32845

Average rent in Wickwar

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Wickwar are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Wickwar.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wickwar

If you are thinking of moving to Wickwar, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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