Is North Tawton, Devon a nice place to live?

Is North Tawton a nice place to live or is North Tawton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that North Tawton 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 North Tawton truly a nice place to live, or are Chulmleigh, Hatherleigh and Okehampton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in North Tawton?

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 North Tawton. 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
North Tawton 0
Ashridge Court 0
Bow 0
Nymet Tracey 0
Exbourne 0
Lapford Cross 0
Down St Mary 0
South Tawton 0
Berner’s Cross 0
Chichacott 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for North Tawton. 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 North Tawton 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 Taw ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Taw (Best) 32297/32845
Exbourne 31728/32845
Winkleigh 30158/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
South Tawton 28526/32845
Drewsteignton 27752/32845
Hatherleigh 27683/32845
Okehampton North 23257/32845
Okehampton South 23257/32845
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Your Health in North Tawton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%
West Devon (North Tawton) 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Taw (Best) 31457/32845
Upper Yeo 28304/32845
Drewsteignton 27037/32845
Exbourne 24806/32845
Hatherleigh 19780/32845
South Tawton 18156/32845
Winkleigh 17576/32845
Okehampton North 16954/32845
Okehampton South 16954/32845
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Deprivation in North Tawton

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 North Tawton. 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
Okehampton North (Best) 15562/32845
Okehampton South 15562/32845
South Tawton 15504/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
Drewsteignton 14912/32845
Exbourne 14709/32845
Taw 14304/32845
Winkleigh 12216/32845
Hatherleigh 12140/32845

Average rent in North Tawton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in North Tawton

If you are thinking of moving to North Tawton, 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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