Is Burnham on Sea, Somerset a nice place to live?

Is Burnham on Sea a nice place to live or is Burnham on Sea rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Burnham on Sea 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 Burnham on Sea truly a nice place to live, or are Bridgwater, Highbridge and Weston super Mare a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Burnham on Sea?

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 Burnham on Sea. 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
Edithmead 50
Highbridge 45
Walrow 34
Burnham-on-Sea 24
Alstone 18
Berrow 5
Brent Knoll 5
Watchfield 4
Northwick 3
Hackness 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Burnham on Sea. 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 Burnham on Sea 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 Burnham North ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Burnham North (Best) 25638/32845
Knoll 23208/32845
Burnham Central 23104/32845
King's Isle 21900/32845
Hutton & Locking 20709/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 20652/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 19795/32845
Highbridge and Burnham Marine 11945/32845
Weston-super-Mare Uphill 10345/32845
Berrow (Worst) 3459/32845
Reader Opinion:

Smacklesfield... I mean Macclesfield

Your Health in Burnham on Sea

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cardiff 1.6% 4.84%
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09%
The Vale of Glamorgan 1.49% 4.9%
Sedgemoor (Burnham on Sea) 1.16% 4.36%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Knoll (Best) 23301/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 22562/32845
King's Isle 20085/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 19594/32845
Hutton & Locking 18999/32845
Burnham North 17543/32845
Burnham Central 15223/32845
Berrow 14058/32845
Highbridge and Burnham Marine 13289/32845
Weston-super-Mare Uphill (Worst) 9198/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southampton - flawed pearl of the South

Deprivation in Burnham on Sea

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 Burnham on Sea. 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
Burnham North (Best) 21324/32845
Hutton & Locking 21244/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 18484/32845
Knoll 17811/32845
Burnham Central 17681/32845
King's Isle 16010/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 14818/32845
Weston-super-Mare Uphill 11290/32845
Highbridge and Burnham Marine 10684/32845
Berrow (Worst) 10217/32845

Average rent in Burnham on Sea

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Burnham on Sea

If you are thinking of moving to Burnham on Sea, 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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