Is Chagford, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Chagford a nice place to live or is Chagford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Chagford 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 Chagford truly a nice place to live, or are Moretonhampstead, North Tawton and Okehampton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Chagford?

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 Chagford. 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
Moretonhampstead 2
Great Weeke 1
Cheriton Bishop 1
Cheriton Cross 1
South Zeal 0
South Tawton 0
Ramsley 0
Bridford 0
Nymet Tracey 0
Crockernwell 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chagford. 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 Chagford 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 Exbourne ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Exbourne (Best) 31728/32845
Teign Valley 31536/32845
Chagford 29637/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
South Tawton 28526/32845
Drewsteignton 27752/32845
Moretonhampstead 27698/32845
South Brent 27051/32845
Okehampton North 23257/32845
Okehampton South (Worst) 23257/32845
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Your Health in Chagford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon (Chagford) 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Upper Yeo (Best) 28304/32845
Moretonhampstead 27261/32845
Drewsteignton 27037/32845
Chagford 25649/32845
South Brent 25379/32845
Exbourne 24806/32845
Teign Valley 24459/32845
South Tawton 18156/32845
Okehampton North 16954/32845
Okehampton South (Worst) 16954/32845
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Deprivation in Chagford

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 Chagford. 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
Chagford (Best) 20898/32845
Teign Valley 19728/32845
Moretonhampstead 18687/32845
South Brent 16955/32845
Okehampton North 15562/32845
Okehampton South 15562/32845
South Tawton 15504/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
Drewsteignton 14912/32845
Exbourne (Worst) 14709/32845

Average rent in Chagford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chagford

If you are thinking of moving to Chagford, 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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