Is Launceston, Cornwall a nice place to live?

Is Launceston a nice place to live or is Launceston rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Launceston 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 Launceston truly a nice place to live, or are Callington, Holsworthy and Tavistock a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Launceston?

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 Launceston. 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
Launceston 31
Dutson 29
Newport 20
Truscott 1
Lawhitton 1
Carey 0
Eggbeare 0
Crossgate 0
Leburnick 0
Bridgetown 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Launceston. 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 Launceston 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 Stokeclimsland ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Stokeclimsland (Best) 32553/32845
Mary Tavy 32533/32845
Broadheath 31508/32845
Tamarside 31391/32845
Altarnun 31315/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 27201/32845
Launceston South 26315/32845
Camelford 26086/32845
Launceston Central 24100/32845
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Your Health in Launceston

If you are thinking of moving to Launceston, 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 Launceston 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 (Launceston) 1.43% 4.87%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mary Tavy (Best) 22400/32845
Tamarside 21905/32845
Altarnun 20149/32845
Stokeclimsland 19036/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 16548/32845
Camelford 16206/32845
Broadheath 14595/32845
Launceston South 14535/32845
Launceston Central 13617/32845
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Deprivation in Launceston

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 Launceston. 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
Launceston South (Best) 14165/32845
Stokeclimsland 14002/32845
Mary Tavy 13961/32845
Tamarside 13536/32845
Launceston Central 12082/32845
Altarnun 10451/32845
Broadheath 9654/32845
Camelford 9474/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 9312/32845

Average rent in Launceston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Launceston

If you are thinking of moving to Launceston, 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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