Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade
Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community area hosts a wide range of communities from Hook with a few dwellings to the four major settlements including the two market towns of Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade, as well as Purton and Lyneham. The community area is mainly rural, although easy access to the M4 provides direct links to both Bristol and London. The nearby town of Swindon is the real economic generator for the area.
The community area covers 154 square kilometres. The larger settlements act almost as dormitory suburbs of Swindon, which is situated just six miles to the east and is a 15 minute car journey from the main settlements.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Royal Wootton Bassett 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 Royal Wotton Bassett and Cricklade Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.