Wiltshire Overview

68/100
Total Score
86/329
Ranking

The Big Picture

Wiltshire is a mostly rural county in the South West of England with a population of around 700,000 people. The housing market in Wiltshire is diverse, with a mix of traditional countryside cottages, period homes, and new build developments. The community in Wiltshire is vibrant, with a range of initiatives aimed at supporting local residents, including community centers, youth clubs, and charity events such as the annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. The county also boasts a variety of entertainment venues, from theaters and cinemas to local pubs with live music performances. The local economy in Wiltshire is predominantly driven by the military and defense sectors, with major employers including the Ministry of Defense, QinetiQ, and BAE Systems. Additionally, the county has a strong agricultural industry, with companies such as Hills Group, Wadworth Brewery, and Dyson also calling Wiltshire home.

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Wiltshire Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Wiltshire’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Wiltshire Diversity

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