Moving to Axbridge, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Axbridge, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Axbridge in Somerset? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Axbridge is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Axbridge the land of milk and honey or are Burnham on Sea, Highbridge and Weston super Mare a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Axbridge

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Axbridge. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Cheddar 11
Sidcot 4
Hale Coombe 3
Cheddar Reservoir 3
Axbridge 2
Shipham 2
Sparrow Hill 0
Weare 0
Lower Weare 0
Rowberrow 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Axbridge. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Axbridge. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke (Best) 14652/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 18021/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 20112/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 21551/32845
Wrington 21734/32845
Knoll 23208/32845
Axevale 25437/32845
Blagdon & Churchill 27214/32845
Wedmore and Mark 28794/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southampton - flawed pearl of the South

Your Health in Axbridge

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22% 12.25% 33.46% 48.81%
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09% 13.66% 34.77% 46.31%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor (Axbridge) 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke (Best) 17289/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 21689/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 22321/32845
Axevale 22655/32845
Knoll 23301/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 25831/32845
Wrington 27231/32845
Wedmore and Mark 27309/32845
Blagdon & Churchill 28223/32845
Reader Opinion:

Smacklesfield... I mean Macclesfield

Deprivation in Axbridge

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 Axbridge. 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
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke (Best) 16062/32845
Knoll 17811/32845
Axevale 22021/32845
Wedmore and Mark 22486/32845
Banwell & Winscombe 22706/32845
Congresbury & Puxton 23130/32845
Cheddar and Shipham 25252/32845
Wrington 26807/32845
Blagdon & Churchill 28152/32845

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