Is Modbury, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Modbury a nice place to live or is Modbury rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Modbury 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 Modbury truly a nice place to live, or are Ivybridge, Kingsbridge and Sherford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Modbury?

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 Modbury. 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
Ivybridge 19
Filham 12
Ugborough 2
Modbury 1
Ermington 1
Bittaford 1
Moorhaven Village 1
Ashford 0
Coarsewell 0
Waterhead 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Modbury. 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 Modbury 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 Charterlands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Charterlands (Best) 32105/32845
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford 31647/32845
Newton & Yealmpton 30646/32845
Bickleigh & Cornwood 30562/32845
Ivybridge West 29565/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood 29536/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 29281/32845
Ivybridge East 28029/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 28001/32845
Kingsbridge (Worst) 25733/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Modbury

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24%
South Hams (Modbury) 1.11% 3.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford (Best) 29073/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 26342/32845
Newton & Yealmpton 26246/32845
Charterlands 25930/32845
Ivybridge West 24557/32845
Ivybridge East 23651/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 22922/32845
Bickleigh & Cornwood 20746/32845
Kingsbridge 19653/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood (Worst) 14932/32845

Deprivation in Modbury

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 Modbury. 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
Ivybridge West (Best) 28066/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood 24141/32845
Ivybridge East 23672/32845
Bickleigh & Cornwood 22117/32845
Charterlands 21441/32845
Newton & Yealmpton 21093/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 19200/32845
Kingsbridge 18441/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 18334/32845
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford (Worst) 17329/32845

Average rent in Modbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Modbury

If you are thinking of moving to Modbury, 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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