Is Honiton, Devon a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Honiton?

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 Honiton. 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
Beacon 10
Honiton 1
Littletown 1
Crook 0
Combe Raleigh 0
Hamlet 0
Awliscombe 0
Monkton 0
Shelvin 0
Alfington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Honiton. 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 Honiton 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 Feniton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Feniton (Best) 31521/32845
Tale Vale 31405/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 31006/32845
Upper Culm 30663/32845
Coly Valley 29639/32845
Honiton St Michael's 28567/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 28013/32845
Sidmouth Rural 26597/32845
Beer & Branscombe 26102/32845
Honiton St Paul's (Worst) 25338/32845
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Your Health in Honiton

If you are thinking of moving to Honiton, 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 Honiton 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 (Honiton) 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 Honiton. 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 Honiton. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Upper Culm (Best) 29811/32845
Sidmouth Rural 28720/32845
Tale Vale 28524/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 28357/32845
Feniton 28255/32845
Coly Valley 26564/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23476/32845
Honiton St Michael's 21030/32845
Beer & Branscombe 20615/32845
Honiton St Paul's (Worst) 17485/32845
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Axminster - Blink and you'll miss it

Deprivation in Honiton

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 Honiton. 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
Feniton 24791/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23859/32845
Honiton St Michael's 22588/32845
Beer & Branscombe 22264/32845
Tale Vale 21527/32845
Upper Culm 21107/32845
Coly Valley 20558/32845
Honiton St Paul's 17467/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead (Worst) 16959/32845

Average rent in Honiton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Honiton

If you are thinking of moving to Honiton, 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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