Is Dawlish, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Dawlish a nice place to live or is Dawlish rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Dawlish 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 Dawlish truly a nice place to live, or are Chudleigh, Kingsteignton and Teignmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Dawlish?

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 Dawlish. 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
Chudleigh 13
Cockwood 9
Cofton 7
Harcombe 2
Kenton 1
South Town 1
Kenn 1
Olchard 1
Gappah 1
Ideford 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Dawlish. 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 Dawlish 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 Kenton & Starcross ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Kenton & Starcross (Best) 30531/32845
Bishopsteignton 29947/32845
Chudleigh 28130/32845
Kingsteignton East 25761/32845
Dawlish South West 23814/32845
Dawlish North East 22794/32845
Kingsteignton West 22394/32845
Teignmouth East 22133/32845
Teignmouth Central 20462/32845
Teignmouth West (Worst) 18921/32845
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Your Health in Dawlish

If you are thinking of moving to Dawlish, 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 Dawlish 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 (Dawlish) 1.25% 4.24%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bishopsteignton (Best) 24298/32845
Chudleigh 21668/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20823/32845
Kingsteignton East 20348/32845
Teignmouth East 19758/32845
Kingsteignton West 17896/32845
Dawlish South West 17851/32845
Teignmouth Central 16001/32845
Dawlish North East 15107/32845
Teignmouth West (Worst) 14506/32845

Deprivation in Dawlish

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 Dawlish. 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
Bishopsteignton (Best) 28973/32845
Kingsteignton East 21720/32845
Chudleigh 21646/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20838/32845
Teignmouth East 19218/32845
Kingsteignton West 18513/32845
Teignmouth Central 16885/32845
Dawlish South West 15698/32845
Dawlish North East 14077/32845
Teignmouth West (Worst) 12495/32845

Average rent in Dawlish

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dawlish

If you are thinking of moving to Dawlish, 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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