Moving to Barnstaple, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Barnstaple, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barnstaple in Devon? 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 Barnstaple 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 Barnstaple the land of milk and honey or are Bideford, Ilfracombe and Northam a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barnstaple

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barnstaple. 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
Barnstaple 87
Raleigh 82
Pilton 62
Newport 55
Burridge 36
Bickington 12
Roundswell 6
Rumsam 6
Lake 6
Ashford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barnstaple Central (Best) 11220/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 15943/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 19423/32845
Newport 20747/32845
Marwood 25216/32845
Landkey 27430/32845
Bickington 27558/32845
Roundswell 28143/32845
Fremington 31241/32845
Heanton Punchardon (Worst) 31705/32845
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Your Health in Barnstaple

If you are thinking of moving to Barnstaple, 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 Barnstaple 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
Cornwall 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
North Devon (Barnstaple) 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newport (Best) 10703/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 12542/32845
Fremington 14334/32845
Roundswell 16525/32845
Bickington 16697/32845
Landkey 19112/32845
Marwood 19621/32845
Heanton Punchardon 20597/32845
Barnstaple Central 4466/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott (Worst) 7858/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Barnstaple

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 Barnstaple. 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
Barnstaple with Westacott (Best) 10841/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 13651/32845
Marwood 15835/32845
Newport 16387/32845
Roundswell 18916/32845
Landkey 19236/32845
Bickington 21051/32845
Fremington 22653/32845
Heanton Punchardon 23355/32845
Barnstaple Central (Worst) 6428/32845

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