Moving to Bodmin, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Bodmin, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bodmin in Cornwall? 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 Bodmin 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 Bodmin the land of milk and honey or are Lostwithiel, St Blazey and Wadebridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bodmin

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 Bodmin. 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
Bodmin 53
Cooksland 26
St Lawrence 10
Dunmere 10
Carminow Cross 4
Washaway 3
Turfdown 2
Lane-end 0
Cutmadoc 0
Camel 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bodmin St Leonard (Best) 12260/32845
Bodmin St Petroc 14433/32845
Bodmin St Mary's 15598/32845
Bugle 19141/32845
St Blazey 19388/32845
Lanivet and Blisland 28621/32845
St Columb Major 30274/32845
St Issey and St Tudy 30849/32845
Wadebridge East 31304/32845
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Your Health in Bodmin

If you are thinking of moving to Bodmin, 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 Bodmin 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 (Bodmin) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bodmin St Mary's (Best) 10056/32845
Bodmin St Leonard 10745/32845
Bugle 12253/32845
St Blazey 13775/32845
Bodmin St Petroc 14604/32845
St Columb Major 18525/32845
Wadebridge East 19156/32845
Lanivet and Blisland 19762/32845
St Issey and St Tudy 20900/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Bodmin

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 Bodmin. 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
Lanivet and Blisland (Best) 11520/32845
St Blazey 12270/32845
Bodmin St Petroc 12511/32845
St Issey and St Tudy 12859/32845
St Columb Major 13466/32845
Wadebridge East 17132/32845
Bugle 7240/32845
Bodmin St Leonard 7355/32845
Bodmin St Mary's 8487/32845

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