Is Axbridge, Somerset a nice place to live?

Is Axbridge a nice place to live or is Axbridge rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Axbridge is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Axbridge truly a nice place to live, or are Burnham on Sea, Highbridge and Weston super Mare a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Axbridge?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Axbridge. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Cheddar 11
Axbridge 7
Cheddar Reservoir 6
Sidcot 5
Hale Coombe 4
Shipham 1
Lower Weare 1
Sparrow Hill 1
Weare 1
Rowberrow 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Axbridge. These statistics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've taken the rank average for wards in and around Axbridge and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Wedmore and Mark ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Wedmore and Mark (Best) 28794/32845
Blagdon & Churchill 27214/32845
Axevale 25437/32845
Knoll 23208/32845
Wrington 21734/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 21551/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 20112/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 18021/32845
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke 14652/32845
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Your Health in Axbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Axbridge, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Axbridge compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22%
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79%
Sedgemoor (Axbridge) 1.16% 4.36%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Axbridge. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Axbridge. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Blagdon & Churchill (Best) 28223/32845
Wedmore and Mark 27309/32845
Wrington 27231/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 25831/32845
Knoll 23301/32845
Axevale 22655/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 22321/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 21689/32845
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke 17289/32845
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Deprivation in Axbridge

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Axbridge. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Blagdon & Churchill (Best) 28152/32845
Wrington 26807/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 25252/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 23130/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 22706/32845
Wedmore and Mark 22486/32845
Axevale 22021/32845
Knoll 17811/32845
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke 16062/32845

Average rent in Axbridge

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Axbridge are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Axbridge.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Axbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Axbridge, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.

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