Is Bridport, Dorset a nice place to live?

Is Bridport a nice place to live or is Bridport rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bridport 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 Bridport truly a nice place to live, or are Beaminster, Lyme Regis and Crewkerne a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bridport?

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 Bridport. 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
Allington 49
Coneygar 22
Bridport 16
Bothenhampton 11
Highlands 8
Watton 8
Mangerton 6
Dottery 4
Miles Cross 0
Symondsbury 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bridport. 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 Bridport 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 Yetminster ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Yetminster (Best) 30898/32845
Trinity 30700/32845
Yarty 28351/32845
Marshwood Vale 27606/32845
Eggardon 27195/32845
Windwhistle 26759/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 26109/32845
Beaminster 25336/32845
Bridport 23145/32845
Chesil Bank (Worst) 22726/32845
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Your Health in Bridport

If you are thinking of moving to Bridport, 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 Bridport compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
East Devon 1.13% 3.99%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Bridport. 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 Bridport. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Trinity (Best) 31774/32845
Yarty 26872/32845
Chesil Bank 26642/32845
Yetminster 25989/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 24500/32845
Windwhistle 24364/32845
Eggardon 24315/32845
Beaminster 20956/32845
Marshwood Vale 20797/32845
Bridport (Worst) 17907/32845
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Deprivation in Bridport

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 Bridport. 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
Trinity (Best) 24023/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 23254/32845
Windwhistle 18691/32845
Yarty 18102/32845
Yetminster 17186/32845
Beaminster 16854/32845
Chesil Bank 15909/32845
Marshwood Vale 15756/32845
Bridport 15553/32845
Eggardon (Worst) 15493/32845

Average rent in Bridport

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Bridport 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 Bridport.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bridport

If you are thinking of moving to Bridport, 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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