Moving to Witney, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Witney, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Witney 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 Witney 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 Witney the land of milk and honey or are Burford, Carterton and Charlbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Witney

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Witney. 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
Newland 37
Crawley 35
Cogges 27
Hailey 8
Poffley End 8
Shores Green 7
High Cogges 7
North Leigh 5
Ducklington 2
Curbridge 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Witney South (Best) 22567/32845
Witney Central 24533/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 26233/32845
Ducklington 27599/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 28175/32845
Witney North 29538/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 29888/32845
Witney East 30502/32845
North Leigh 30897/32845
Witney West (Worst) 30907/32845
Reader Opinion:

Witney - a truly godforsaken Oxfordshire Sh*thole

Your Health in Witney

If you are thinking of moving to Witney, 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 Witney 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
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 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%
West Oxfordshire (Witney) 0.7% 2.81% 11.15% 33.82% 51.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Witney South (Best) 24087/32845
Witney Central 24533/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25306/32845
Witney East 26799/32845
Witney North 27495/32845
Witney West 28129/32845
North Leigh 28278/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 29491/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 29601/32845
Ducklington (Worst) 31007/32845

Deprivation in Witney

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 Witney. 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
Witney Central (Best) 20977/32845
Witney South 23812/32845
Brize Norton and Shilton 25059/32845
Ducklington 25532/32845
Eynsham and Cassington 25700/32845
Witney North 25858/32845
Witney East 26531/32845
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 27426/32845
Witney West 28451/32845
North Leigh (Worst) 29206/32845

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