Is Lynton, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Lynton a nice place to live or is Lynton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Lynton 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 Lynton truly a nice place to live, or are Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Lynton?

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 Lynton. 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
Combe Martin 10
Knightacott 3
Foreland Point 0
Killington 0
Bodley 0
Exmoor 0
Kentisbury Ford 0
Patchole 0
Arlington Beccott 0
Arlington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lynton. 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 Lynton 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 North Molton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
North Molton (Best) 32035/32845
Bratton Fleming 28234/32845
Marwood 25216/32845
Combe Martin 24705/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 21962/32845
Porlock & District 20750/32845
Newport 20747/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 15943/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 11607/32845
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Your Health in Lynton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Neath Port Talbot 2.58% 7.89%
Bridgend 2.1% 6.8%
North Devon (Lynton) 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Molton (Best) 25650/32845
Bratton Fleming 24456/32845
Marwood 19621/32845
Porlock & District 18236/32845
Exmoor 15748/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 14924/32845
Combe Martin 12660/32845
Newport 10703/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 7858/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 6151/32845
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Deprivation in Lynton

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 Lynton. 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
Newport (Best) 16387/32845
Marwood 15835/32845
Combe Martin 14215/32845
Bratton Fleming 13758/32845
Porlock & District 11054/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 10841/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 10328/32845
North Molton 9842/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 6937/32845

Average rent in Lynton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lynton

If you are thinking of moving to Lynton, 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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