Moving to Bampton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Bampton, Devon - What you need to know
Moving to Bampton, Devon - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bampton a nice place to live?'' 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 Bampton 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 Bampton truly a nice place to live, or are Tiverton, Dulverton and Winsford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bampton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bampton. 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
Chevithorne 6
Dulverton 4
Battleton 3
Bampton 2
Shillingford 1
Batherm 1
Morebath 0
Exebridge 0
Oakfordbridge 0
Oakford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clare and Shuttern (Best) 31512/32845
Lower Culm 29390/32845
Canonsleigh 27626/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 27034/32845
Halberton 26565/32845
Dulverton & District 25744/32845
Cranmore 25027/32845
Lowman 24650/32845
Westexe 22043/32845
Castle (Worst) 18296/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nantwich: the place that time forgot

Your Health in Bampton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Mid Devon (Bampton) 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Halberton (Best) 29104/32845
Clare and Shuttern 27933/32845
Lower Culm 27801/32845
Canonsleigh 27291/32845
Castle 24463/32845
Lowman 23913/32845
Cranmore 23666/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 23136/32845
Dulverton & District 17220/32845
Westexe (Worst) 17198/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Bampton

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 Bampton. 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
Lower Culm (Best) 23230/32845
Halberton 18037/32845
Cranmore 16628/32845
Wiveliscombe & District 16427/32845
Castle 16163/32845
Canonsleigh 15765/32845
Lowman 15723/32845
Clare and Shuttern 14266/32845
Westexe 12149/32845
Dulverton & District (Worst) 9476/32845

Average rent in Bampton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bampton

If you are thinking of moving to Bampton, 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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