Is St Ives, Cornwall a nice place to live?

Is St Ives a nice place to live or is St Ives rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that St Ives 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 St Ives truly a nice place to live, or are Hayle, Marazion and Penzance a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in St Ives?

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 St Ives. 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
St Ives 18
Foundry 10
Hellesveor 9
Longstone 5
Carbis Bay 5
Penbeagle 4
Polpeor 1
Cripplesease 1
Brunnion 1
Amalebra 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for St Ives. 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 St Ives 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 Lelant and Carbis Bay ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Lelant and Carbis Bay (Best) 31543/32845
St Buryan 27692/32845
Ludgvan 26962/32845
Marazion and Perranuthnoe 26019/32845
St Ives West 24431/32845
Hayle South 22948/32845
Hayle North 22801/32845
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth 22145/32845
St Ives East 20504/32845
Penzance East (Worst) 12801/32845

Your Health in St Ives

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cornwall (St Ives) 1.43% 4.87%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
Isles of Scilly 0.59% 2.41%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lelant and Carbis Bay (Best) 20360/32845
St Buryan 19327/32845
Marazion and Perranuthnoe 18822/32845
Hayle North 18619/32845
Ludgvan 16371/32845
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth 16162/32845
St Ives West 15816/32845
Hayle South 15368/32845
St Ives East 14629/32845
Penzance East (Worst) 7049/32845

Deprivation in St Ives

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 St Ives. 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
Lelant and Carbis Bay (Best) 18839/32845
St Ives East 16621/32845
Hayle South 14083/32845
Hayle North 13469/32845
St Ives West 13167/32845
Marazion and Perranuthnoe 11481/32845
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth 10918/32845
St Buryan 10417/32845
Ludgvan 10113/32845
Penzance East (Worst) 5548/32845

Average rent in St Ives

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in St Ives

If you are thinking of moving to St Ives, 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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