Corsham Community Area covers 77km2 of countryside in the north-west of Wiltshire. It is made up of the historic market town of Corsham, the large parishes of Box, Colerne and Lacock as well as many small rural settlements. The area is a popular location for commuters to Bath, Chippenham and Bristol.
The old main road from Bristol to London runs through Corsham and provides links with the nearby town of Chippenham and the city of Bath. Before the coming of the motorway or the railway, this was the main road from London to the West Country and the towns along its way became staging posts for stagecoaches and other horse-drawn traffic. The town of Corsham, like many in Wiltshire, owes much of its architectural heritage to the wool trade of the 17th century.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Corsham Community Area is provided below.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation uses a collection of indicators grouped into seven Deprivation Domains to provide a relative estimate of deprivation within England. These domains are weighted to indicate their impact on deprivation and are collated to provide a single Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
For more information about deprivation, please click here.
The information pack highlights key data across 9 different themes for Corsham Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.