Is Newton Abbot, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Newton Abbot a nice place to live or is Newton Abbot rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Newton Abbot 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 Newton Abbot truly a nice place to live, or are Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton and Teignmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Newton Abbot?

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 Newton Abbot. 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
Newton Abbot 61
Buckland 53
Knowles Hill 49
Broadlands 49
Newtake 24
Rydon 24
Aller Park 14
Teigngrace 14
Mile End 12
Netherton 9

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Newton Abbot. 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 Newton Abbot 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 Ipplepen ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ipplepen (Best) 31625/32845
Haytor 31232/32845
Bovey 27719/32845
Bradley 26002/32845
Kingsteignton East 25761/32845
Kingsteignton West 22394/32845
Buckland & Milber 21027/32845
Kersell-with-Combe 19719/32845
College 13684/32845
Bushell (Worst) 10959/32845
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Your Health in Newton Abbot

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Torbay 1.73% 5.82%
Teignbridge (Newton Abbot) 1.25% 4.24%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haytor (Best) 25059/32845
Kersell-with-Combe 23712/32845
Bovey 21674/32845
Ipplepen 21491/32845
Kingsteignton East 20348/32845
Bradley 19539/32845
Kingsteignton West 17896/32845
Buckland & Milber 16695/32845
College 15875/32845
Bushell (Worst) 12274/32845

Deprivation in Newton Abbot

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 Newton Abbot. 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
Ipplepen (Best) 28016/32845
Haytor 23788/32845
Bovey 22610/32845
Kingsteignton East 21720/32845
Kersell-with-Combe 21328/32845
Bradley 19093/32845
Kingsteignton West 18513/32845
College 16109/32845
Buckland & Milber 15874/32845
Bushell (Worst) 11617/32845

Average rent in Newton Abbot

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Newton Abbot

If you are thinking of moving to Newton Abbot, 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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