Is Crediton, Devon a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Crediton?

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 Crediton. 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
Crediton 0
Park 0
Fordton Mill 0
Lower Creedy 0
Sandford 0
Neopardy 0
Heath Cross 0
Cheriton Fitzpaine 0
Tedburn St Mary 0
Kennerleigh 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Crediton. 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 Crediton 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 Taw ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Taw (Best) 32297/32845
Way 31560/32845
Teign Valley 31536/32845
Newbrooke 29872/32845
Yeo 29715/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
Boniface 23639/32845
Lawrence 23205/32845
Exwick 18280/32845
Duryard and St James (Worst) 18046/32845
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Your Health in Crediton

If you are thinking of moving to Crediton, 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 Crediton 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%
Mid Devon (Crediton) 0.96% 3.58%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Taw (Best) 31457/32845
Way 31152/32845
Upper Yeo 28304/32845
Yeo 28187/32845
Boniface 25738/32845
Newbrooke 25690/32845
Teign Valley 24459/32845
Lawrence 24346/32845
Exwick 16132/32845
Duryard and St James (Worst) 15779/32845
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Deprivation in Crediton

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 Crediton. 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
Duryard and St James (Best) 21822/32845
Lawrence 19782/32845
Teign Valley 19728/32845
Boniface 19412/32845
Yeo 16670/32845
Exwick 16668/32845
Way 15044/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
Newbrooke 14842/32845
Taw (Worst) 14304/32845

Average rent in Crediton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Crediton

If you are thinking of moving to Crediton, 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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