Moving to Beaminster, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Beaminster, Dorset - What you need to know
Moving to Beaminster, Dorset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Beaminster 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 Beaminster 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 Beaminster truly a nice place to live, or are Bridport, Lyme Regis and Crewkerne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Beaminster

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 Beaminster. 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
Furleigh Cross 3
Camesworth 3
Waytown 3
Beaminster 2
South Perrott 2
Shortmoor 1
Littlewindsor 1
Buckham 1
Mosterton 0
Corscombe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Yetminster (Best) 30898/32845
Marshwood Vale 27606/32845
Parrett 27390/32845
Eggardon 27195/32845
Windwhistle 26759/32845
Beaminster 25336/32845
Eggwood 25092/32845
Bridport 23145/32845
Chesil Bank 22726/32845
Crewkerne (Worst) 21274/32845
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Your Health in Beaminster

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Devon 1.13% 3.99%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chesil Bank (Best) 26642/32845
Yetminster 25989/32845
Windwhistle 24364/32845
Eggardon 24315/32845
Parrett 23817/32845
Beaminster 20956/32845
Marshwood Vale 20797/32845
Eggwood 17956/32845
Bridport 17907/32845
Crewkerne (Worst) 16242/32845
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Deprivation in Beaminster

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 Beaminster. 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
Eggwood (Best) 21400/32845
Windwhistle 18691/32845
Parrett 18631/32845
Crewkerne 17398/32845
Yetminster 17186/32845
Beaminster 16854/32845
Chesil Bank 15909/32845
Marshwood Vale 15756/32845
Bridport 15553/32845
Eggardon (Worst) 15493/32845

Average rent in Beaminster

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Beaminster

If you are thinking of moving to Beaminster, 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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