Is Princetown, Devon a nice place to live?

Is Princetown a nice place to live or is Princetown rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Princetown 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 Princetown truly a nice place to live, or are Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Tavistock a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Princetown?

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 Princetown. 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
Tavistock 28
Horrabridge 4
Harrowbeer 4
Axtown 4
Walkhampton 3
Dousland 3
Sheepstor 0
Meavy 0
Lovaton 0
Ponsworthy 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Princetown. 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 Princetown 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 Mary Tavy ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Mary Tavy (Best) 32533/32845
Woolwell 31215/32845
Bere Ferrers 28826/32845
Buckland Monachorum 28709/32845
Burrator 28353/32845
Tavistock South East 27499/32845
South Brent 27051/32845
Tavistock South West 26889/32845
Tavistock North 25069/32845
Dartmoor (Worst) 18935/32845
Reader Opinion:

Plymouth, the toilet of England

Your Health in Princetown

If you are thinking of moving to Princetown, 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 Princetown 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%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon (Princetown) 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Brent (Best) 25379/32845
Mary Tavy 22400/32845
Woolwell 20193/32845
Buckland Monachorum 19775/32845
Tavistock South East 16582/32845
Burrator 16525/32845
Dartmoor 15621/32845
Tavistock North 15458/32845
Tavistock South West 15229/32845
Bere Ferrers (Worst) 12692/32845
Reader Opinion:

Plymouth, it's only down from here

Deprivation in Princetown

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 Princetown. 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
Woolwell (Best) 27421/32845
Buckland Monachorum 21928/32845
Tavistock South East 20218/32845
Burrator 19257/32845
Tavistock South West 18082/32845
Tavistock North 17427/32845
South Brent 16955/32845
Dartmoor 15725/32845
Bere Ferrers 14072/32845
Mary Tavy (Worst) 13961/32845

Average rent in Princetown

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Princetown

If you are thinking of moving to Princetown, 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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