Tidworth Community Area covers 183km2 of rural countryside in the east of Wiltshire bordering the county of Hampshire. There are two main settlements, Ludgershall and the garrison town of Tidworth.
The town of Tidworth came into being with the acquisition by the Army in 1897 of large tracts of Salisbury Plain as a training ground. Since then the area has been dominated by the Army and the Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison has now been designated as part of one of the country’s first ‘super garrisons’.
The numbers of military personnel and their families based in the Salisbury Plain Super Garrison area have been increasing since 2006. The aspiration for the Salisbury Plain Super Garrison is that it will improve the quality of life for those living and working within it, with greater stability and more opportunity for integration with the civilian community.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Tidworth 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 Tidworth Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.