Is Sherford, Devon a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Sherford?

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 Sherford. 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
Plymstock 41
Pomphlett 41
Plympton 30
Billacombe 30
Underwood 17
Langage 5
Blackpool 5
Brixton 3
Spriddlestone 2
Cofflete 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Sherford. 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 Sherford 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 & Yealmpton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Newton & Yealmpton (Best) 30646/32845
Wembury & Brixton 30299/32845
Plympton St Mary 29766/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood 29536/32845
Plymstock Dunstone 29386/32845
Plympton Erle 27761/32845
Plymstock Radford 24690/32845
Compton 18708/32845
Efford and Lipson 11591/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould (Worst) 7937/32845
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Your Health in Sherford

If you are thinking of moving to Sherford, 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 Sherford 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 (Sherford) 1.44% 5.08%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newton & Yealmpton (Best) 26246/32845
Wembury & Brixton 23796/32845
Plymstock Dunstone 15813/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood 14932/32845
Plymstock Radford 14650/32845
Plympton Erle 13565/32845
Plympton St Mary 13464/32845
Compton 12563/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould 7263/32845
Efford and Lipson (Worst) 4781/32845
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Deprivation in Sherford

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 Sherford. 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
Wembury & Brixton (Best) 25478/32845
Plympton Chaddlewood 24141/32845
Plymstock Dunstone 23563/32845
Plympton St Mary 22306/32845
Plymstock Radford 21188/32845
Newton & Yealmpton 21093/32845
Plympton Erle 20738/32845
Compton 19581/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould 8317/32845
Efford and Lipson (Worst) 7006/32845

Average rent in Sherford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sherford

If you are thinking of moving to Sherford, 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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