Moving to Blandford Forum, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Blandford Forum, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Blandford Forum in Dorset? 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 Blandford Forum 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 Blandford Forum the land of milk and honey or are Highcliffe, Sturminster Newton and Wimborne Minster a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blandford Forum

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 Blandford Forum. 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
Blandford Forum 28
Langton Long Blandford 17
Lower Blandford St Mary 17
Bryanston 16
Blandford St Mary 15
Ash (near Stourpaine) 2
Stourpaine 1
Blandford Camp 1
Pimperne 0
Littleton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wimborne Minster (Best) 18287/32845
Stour & Allen Vale 23779/32845
Beacon 24111/32845
Blandford 24565/32845
Cranborne Chase 26926/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 27815/32845
Sturminster Newton 28783/32845
Blackmore Vale 29024/32845
Winterborne North 29220/32845
Puddletown & Lower Winterborne (Worst) 30097/32845
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Your Health in Blandford Forum

If you are thinking of moving to Blandford Forum, 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 Blandford Forum 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
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blandford (Best) 21908/32845
Winterborne North 22493/32845
Beacon 23040/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 23682/32845
Puddletown & Lower Winterborne 24658/32845
Blackmore Vale 24714/32845
Wimborne Minster 24785/32845
Sturminster Newton 25319/32845
Cranborne Chase 28633/32845
Stour & Allen Vale (Worst) 31219/32845
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Deprivation in Blandford Forum

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 Blandford Forum. 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
Beacon (Best) 15258/32845
Winterborne North 16634/32845
Blackmore Vale 17785/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 17888/32845
Cranborne Chase 18360/32845
Puddletown & Lower Winterborne 18852/32845
Blandford 20146/32845
Sturminster Newton 20230/32845
Wimborne Minster 23208/32845
Stour & Allen Vale (Worst) 23460/32845

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