Is Dulverton, Somerset a nice place to live?

Is Dulverton a nice place to live or is Dulverton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Dulverton 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 Dulverton truly a nice place to live, or are Bampton, Tiverton and Winsford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Dulverton?

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 Dulverton. 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
Battleton 3
Dulverton 3
Exebridge 0
Morebath 0
Oakfordbridge 0
Bampton 0
Oakford 0
Batherm 0
Shillingford 0
Barle 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Dulverton. 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 Dulverton 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 Clare and Shuttern ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Clare and Shuttern (Best) 31512/32845
Witheridge 31198/32845
Bishop's Nympton 30051/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 27034/32845
Dulverton & District 25744/32845
Cranmore 25027/32845
Lowman 24650/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Westexe 22043/32845
Castle (Worst) 18296/32845
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Your Health in Dulverton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clare and Shuttern (Best) 27933/32845
Castle 24463/32845
Lowman 23913/32845
Cranmore 23666/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 23136/32845
Bishop's Nympton 22968/32845
Witheridge 22837/32845
Dulverton & District 17220/32845
Westexe 17198/32845
Exmoor (Worst) 15748/32845
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Deprivation in Dulverton

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 Dulverton. 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
Cranmore (Best) 16628/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 16427/32845
Castle 16163/32845
Lowman 15723/32845
Clare and Shuttern 14266/32845
Westexe 12149/32845
Witheridge 11425/32845
Bishop's Nympton 11322/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
Dulverton & District (Worst) 9476/32845

Average rent in Dulverton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dulverton

If you are thinking of moving to Dulverton, 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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