Is Hartland, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Hartland a nice place to live or is Hartland rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hartland 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 Hartland truly a nice place to live, or are Bude, Stratton and Northam a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hartland?

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 Hartland. 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
Ballhill 0
Hartland 0
Cheristow 0
Staddon 0
Tosberry 0
Clovelly 0
Burscott 0
Higher Clovelly 0
Bursdon 0
Burnstone 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hartland. 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 Hartland 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 Monkleigh & Putford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Monkleigh & Putford (Best) 31347/32845
Hartland 30205/32845
Appledore 28454/32845
Northam 27919/32845
Bude 24716/32845
Westward Ho! 23889/32845
Bideford West 23254/32845
Bideford East 23090/32845
Bideford North 17504/32845
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Your Health in Hartland

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cornwall 1.43% 4.87%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge (Hartland) 1.31% 4.9%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Monkleigh & Putford (Best) 19696/32845
Hartland 17609/32845
Bude 16333/32845
Northam 13792/32845
Bideford East 11763/32845
Bideford West 11260/32845
Westward Ho! 10972/32845
Appledore 10276/32845
Bideford North 9583/32845

Deprivation in Hartland

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 Hartland. 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
Northam (Best) 17395/32845
Appledore 14902/32845
Bude 13712/32845
Westward Ho! 13608/32845
Monkleigh & Putford 13288/32845
Bideford West 12395/32845
Hartland 11911/32845
Bideford North 11225/32845
Bideford East 10696/32845

Average rent in Hartland

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hartland

If you are thinking of moving to Hartland, 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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