Is Wellington, Somerset a nice place to live?

Is Wellington a nice place to live or is Wellington rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wellington 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 Wellington truly a nice place to live, or are Cullompton, Taunton and Wiveliscombe a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Wellington?

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 Wellington. 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
Poole 71
Nynehead 29
Chelston 29
Tonedale 27
Tone 27
Payton 9
Chelston Heathfield 6
Hockholler 6
Runnington 6
Bagley Green 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wellington. 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 Wellington 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 Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull (Best) 27667/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 27034/32845
Milverton & District 26766/32845
Monument 26041/32845
Cotford St Luke & Oake 24856/32845
Wellington South 23893/32845
Rockwell Green 23452/32845
Trull, Pitminster & Corfe 23071/32845
Wellington North 17207/32845
Wellington East (Worst) 15363/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellington, Telford: A depressive hole of wasters

Your Health in Wellington

If you are thinking of moving to Wellington, 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 Wellington 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 1.13% 3.99%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trull, Pitminster & Corfe (Best) 26949/32845
Milverton & District 25952/32845
Cotford St Luke & Oake 25453/32845
Monument 25187/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 23136/32845
Wellington South 21493/32845
Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull 19203/32845
Rockwell Green 18727/32845
Wellington East 16741/32845
Wellington North (Worst) 15048/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wiveliscombe: sh*te rolled down hill and collected in one glorious cesspit

Deprivation in Wellington

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 Wellington. 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
Cotford St Luke & Oake (Best) 25552/32845
Wellington South 25187/32845
Comeytrowe & Bishop's Hull 24194/32845
Trull, Pitminster & Corfe 21641/32845
Monument 19554/32845
Wellington East 19052/32845
Milverton & District 18145/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 16427/32845
Rockwell Green 15897/32845
Wellington North (Worst) 15433/32845

Average rent in Wellington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wellington

If you are thinking of moving to Wellington, 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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