Is Weymouth, Dorset a nice place to live?

Is Weymouth a nice place to live or is Weymouth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Weymouth 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 Weymouth truly a nice place to live, or are Chickerell, Dorchester and Portland a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Weymouth?

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 Weymouth. 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
Southill 40
Littlemoor 25
Lanehouse 22
Southlands 22
Radipole 14
Chickerell 12
Coldharbour 11
Charlestown 11
Nottington 7
Redlands 7

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Weymouth. 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 Weymouth 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 Upwey & Broadwey ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Upwey & Broadwey (Best) 28299/32845
Crossways 25916/32845
Chickerell 23317/32845
Littlemoor & Preston 20950/32845
Radipole 20754/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 19997/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 18010/32845
Portland 17600/32845
Westham 15632/32845
Melcombe Regis (Worst) 6870/32845
Reader Opinion:

Abingdon or more accurately, "ScAbingdon"

Your Health in Weymouth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
New Forest 1.08% 3.81%
East Devon 1.13% 3.99%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crossways (Best) 22141/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 19436/32845
Chickerell 13231/32845
Upwey & Broadwey 12134/32845
Radipole 11422/32845
Littlemoor & Preston 9598/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 9183/32845
Portland 7942/32845
Westham 6062/32845
Melcombe Regis (Worst) 1227/32845
Reader Opinion:

Weymouth: Every day is like Sunday

Deprivation in Weymouth

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 Weymouth. 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
Crossways (Best) 21201/32845
Upwey & Broadwey 19755/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 19436/32845
Chickerell 18355/32845
Littlemoor & Preston 17564/32845
Radipole 17473/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 12931/32845
Portland 10048/32845
Westham 8823/32845
Melcombe Regis (Worst) 3293/32845

Average rent in Weymouth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Weymouth

If you are thinking of moving to Weymouth, 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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