Is Winsford, Somerset a nice place to live?

Is Winsford a nice place to live or is Winsford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Winsford 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 Winsford truly a nice place to live, or are Bampton, Dulverton and Minehead a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Winsford?

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 Winsford. 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
Cutcombe 3
Battleton 3
Dulverton 3
Churchtown 1
Pooltown 1
Holnicote 0
Timberscombe 0
Exford 0
Barle 0
Edgcott 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Winsford. 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 Winsford 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 Clare and Shuttern ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Clare and Shuttern (Best) 31512/32845
Bishop's Nympton 30051/32845
Dulverton & District 25744/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 25027/32845
Old Cleeve & District 23942/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Minehead North 21583/32845
Minehead Central 21541/32845
Porlock & District 20750/32845
Reader Opinion:

Winsford, once a nice, peaceful and prosperous town

Your Health in Winsford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clare and Shuttern (Best) 27933/32845
Bishop's Nympton 22968/32845
Porlock & District 18236/32845
Dulverton & District 17220/32845
Old Cleeve & District 15810/32845
Exmoor 15748/32845
Minehead North 14625/32845
Minehead Central 14145/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 13149/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kazakhstan to Crewe - no thank you!

Deprivation in Winsford

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 Winsford. 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
Minehead North (Best) 16070/32845
Minehead Central 15628/32845
Clare and Shuttern 14266/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 14263/32845
Bishop's Nympton 11322/32845
Porlock & District 11054/32845
Old Cleeve & District 10245/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
Dulverton & District 9476/32845

Average rent in Winsford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Winsford

If you are thinking of moving to Winsford, 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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