Is Ottery St Mary, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Ottery St Mary a nice place to live or is Ottery St Mary rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Ottery St Mary 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 Ottery St Mary truly a nice place to live, or are Bradninch, Honiton and Sidmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Ottery St Mary?

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 Ottery St Mary. 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
Taleford 13
Tipton St John 8
Gosford 4
Coombelake 3
Feniton 2
Talewater 2
Fairmile 2
Higher Cheriton 0
Fenny Bridges 0
Alfington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ottery St Mary. 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 Ottery St Mary 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 Newton Poppleford & Harpford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Newton Poppleford & Harpford (Best) 31563/32845
Feniton 31521/32845
Tale Vale 31405/32845
West Hill & Aylesbeare 31364/32845
Whimple & Rockbeare 30042/32845
Honiton St Michael's 28567/32845
Sidmouth Town 28318/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 28013/32845
Ottery St Mary 27724/32845
Sidmouth Rural (Worst) 26597/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sidmouth, it is paradise... for the retired or elderly

Your Health in Ottery St Mary

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Devon (Ottery St Mary) 1.13% 3.99%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newton Poppleford & Harpford (Best) 30943/32845
West Hill & Aylesbeare 29882/32845
Whimple & Rockbeare 29102/32845
Sidmouth Rural 28720/32845
Ottery St Mary 28535/32845
Tale Vale 28524/32845
Feniton 28255/32845
Sidmouth Town 27453/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23476/32845
Honiton St Michael's (Worst) 21030/32845
Reader Opinion:

Exeter - The Wild west

Deprivation in Ottery St Mary

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 Ottery St Mary. 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
Sidmouth Town (Best) 28373/32845
Newton Poppleford & Harpford 27685/32845
Sidmouth Rural 26767/32845
Ottery St Mary 25501/32845
West Hill & Aylesbeare 25480/32845
Feniton 24791/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23859/32845
Whimple & Rockbeare 22736/32845
Honiton St Michael's 22588/32845
Tale Vale (Worst) 21527/32845

Average rent in Ottery St Mary

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ottery St Mary

If you are thinking of moving to Ottery St Mary, 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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