Moving to Bath, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Bath, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath the land of milk and honey or are Keynsham, Radstock and Bradford on Avon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bath

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 Bath. 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
Bath 77
Bathwick 61
Beechen Cliff 60
Dolemeads 60
Lansdown 60
Oldfield Park 60
Larkhall 52
Fairfield Park 52
Beacon Hill 52
Lambridge 31

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingsmead (Best) 10923/32845
Southdown 16122/32845
Walcot 17042/32845
Moorlands 17763/32845
Bathwick 17852/32845
Lansdown 17886/32845
Westmoreland 18379/32845
Lambridge 21282/32845
Oldfield Park 22104/32845
Widcombe & Lyncombe (Worst) 23264/32845
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Your Health in Bath

If you are thinking of moving to Bath, 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 Bath 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%
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26% 11.77% 34.89% 49.15%
Bath and North East Somerset (Bath) 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingsmead (Best) 17253/32845
Southdown 18888/32845
Westmoreland 22406/32845
Walcot 22922/32845
Bathwick 23758/32845
Moorlands 23825/32845
Lansdown 24058/32845
Oldfield Park 27226/32845
Lambridge 28256/32845
Widcombe & Lyncombe (Worst) 30189/32845
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Deprivation in Bath

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 Bath. 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
Kingsmead (Best) 17966/32845
Southdown 20692/32845
Lansdown 23628/32845
Walcot 23858/32845
Moorlands 24583/32845
Bathwick 25276/32845
Westmoreland 26780/32845
Lambridge 27856/32845
Oldfield Park 30087/32845
Widcombe & Lyncombe (Worst) 30354/32845

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