Moving to Bideford, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Bideford, Devon - What you need to know

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

Crime in Bideford

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 Bideford. 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
Bideford 40
Appledore 9
Buckleigh 6
Silford 6
Instow 2
Abbotsham 1
Landcross 0
Hallspill 0
Saltrens 0
Weare Giffard 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bideford North (Best) 17504/32845
Bideford East 23090/32845
Bideford West 23254/32845
Westward Ho! 23889/32845
Great Torrington 26797/32845
Instow 26810/32845
Northam 27919/32845
Appledore 28454/32845
Fremington 31241/32845
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Your Health in Bideford

If you are thinking of moving to Bideford, 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 Bideford 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 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge (Bideford) 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 Bideford. 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 Bideford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Appledore (Best) 10276/32845
Westward Ho! 10972/32845
Bideford West 11260/32845
Bideford East 11763/32845
Northam 13792/32845
Fremington 14334/32845
Great Torrington 16538/32845
Instow 19523/32845
Bideford North 9583/32845
Reader Opinion:

North Devon - Don't do it!

Deprivation in Bideford

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 Bideford. 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
Bideford East (Best) 10696/32845
Bideford North 11225/32845
Bideford West 12395/32845
Westward Ho! 13608/32845
Appledore 14902/32845
Instow 15346/32845
Northam 17395/32845
Great Torrington 17976/32845
Fremington 22653/32845

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