Pewsey Community Area covers 268km2 of rural countryside in the middle of Wiltshire known as the Pewsey Vale. It is dominated by one settlement, the ancient village of Pewsey. The community area covers a broad and rich valley between the Marlborough Downs to the north and Salisbury Plain to the south and extends to Wiltshire’s eastern boundary.
The surrounding area is one of small villages and large farm estates and is very rural in nature. There are 26 parishes across the community area and no towns, although the major village of Pewsey serves the function of a small town and acts as the main local service centre. However the nearby towns of Marlborough and Swindon and Salisbury provide local alternatives. Swindon, with its large retail centre, is 40 minutes away by car.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Pewsey 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).
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The information pack highlights key data across 9 different themes for Pewsey Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.