Is Budleigh Salterton, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Budleigh Salterton a nice place to live or is Budleigh Salterton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Budleigh Salterton 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 Budleigh Salterton truly a nice place to live, or are Exmouth, Sidmouth and Topsham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Budleigh Salterton?

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 Budleigh Salterton. 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
Exmouth 51
Littleham 49
Newton Poppleford 10
Bridge End 10
Northmostown 10
Little Knowle 3
Budleigh Salterton 3
Kersbrook 3
North Star 3
Colaton Raleigh 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Budleigh Salterton. 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 Budleigh Salterton 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 Newton Poppleford & Harpford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Newton Poppleford & Harpford (Best) 31563/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone 31530/32845
Budleigh & Raleigh 30871/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 29475/32845
Exmouth Brixington 29116/32845
Sidmouth Town 28318/32845
Ottery St Mary 27724/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 26668/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21006/32845
Exmouth Town (Worst) 12955/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sidmouth, it is paradise... for the retired or elderly

Your Health in Budleigh Salterton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Torbay 1.73% 5.82%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24%
East Devon (Budleigh Salterton) 1.13% 3.99%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newton Poppleford & Harpford (Best) 30943/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone 28668/32845
Ottery St Mary 28535/32845
Sidmouth Town 27453/32845
Budleigh & Raleigh 25203/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 23300/32845
Exmouth Brixington 21834/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21366/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 19833/32845
Exmouth Town (Worst) 19704/32845
Reader Opinion:

Exeter - The Wild west

Deprivation in Budleigh Salterton

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 Budleigh Salterton. 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
Sidmouth Town (Best) 28373/32845
Newton Poppleford & Harpford 27685/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone 25795/32845
Ottery St Mary 25501/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 25063/32845
Budleigh & Raleigh 24413/32845
Exmouth Brixington 22431/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21048/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 19049/32845
Exmouth Town (Worst) 16027/32845

Average rent in Budleigh Salterton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Budleigh Salterton

If you are thinking of moving to Budleigh Salterton, 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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