Is Colyton, Devon a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Colyton?

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 Colyton. 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
Axmouth 14
Abbey Gate 8
Colyford 5
Colyton 4
Beer 4
Axe 2
Maidenhayne 1
Lea 1
Holyford 0
Kilmington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Colyton. 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 Colyton 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 Newbridges ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Newbridges (Best) 31315/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 31006/32845
Trinity 30700/32845
Coly Valley 29639/32845
Yarty 28351/32845
Seaton 27568/32845
Sidmouth Rural 26597/32845
Beer & Branscombe 26102/32845
Honiton St Paul's 25338/32845
Axminster (Worst) 21117/32845
Reader Opinion:

Axminster - Blink and you'll miss it

Your Health in Colyton

If you are thinking of moving to Colyton, 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 Colyton 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 (Colyton) 1.13% 3.99%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trinity (Best) 31774/32845
Sidmouth Rural 28720/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 28357/32845
Yarty 26872/32845
Coly Valley 26564/32845
Newbridges 23680/32845
Axminster 20633/32845
Beer & Branscombe 20615/32845
Seaton 20532/32845
Honiton St Paul's (Worst) 17485/32845
Reader Opinion:

Workington is the armpit of Cumbria

Deprivation in Colyton

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 Colyton. 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 Rural (Best) 26767/32845
Trinity 24023/32845
Beer & Branscombe 22264/32845
Seaton 21767/32845
Coly Valley 20558/32845
Yarty 18102/32845
Newbridges 18044/32845
Axminster 17592/32845
Honiton St Paul's 17467/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead (Worst) 16959/32845

Average rent in Colyton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Colyton

If you are thinking of moving to Colyton, 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.