Moving to Bridgwater, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Bridgwater, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bridgwater 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 Bridgwater 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 Bridgwater the land of milk and honey or are Burnham on Sea, Highbridge and North Petherton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bridgwater

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bridgwater. 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
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal 196
Bridgwater 194
Hamp 160
Sydenham 142
Dunwear 32
Horsey 31
Chilton Trinity 28
Knowle 7
Durleigh 4
Fowler’s Plot 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bridgwater Dunwear (Best) 11926/32845
Bridgwater Wyndham 14122/32845
Bridgwater Victoria 16274/32845
Bridgwater Fairfax 16420/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 20652/32845
King's Isle 21900/32845
Cannington and Wembdon 22942/32845
Bridgwater Westover 6393/32845
Bridgwater Eastover 8879/32845
Bridgwater Hamp (Worst) 9780/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bridgwater: like an open cesspit, the thickest sh*ts tend to accumulate here

Your Health in Bridgwater

If you are thinking of moving to Bridgwater, 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 Bridgwater 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
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09% 13.66% 34.77% 46.31%
Sedgemoor (Bridgwater) 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58% 13.37% 35.44% 46.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bridgwater Eastover (Best) 10716/32845
Bridgwater Hamp 11586/32845
Bridgwater Dunwear 11588/32845
Bridgwater Fairfax 12208/32845
Bridgwater Victoria 14532/32845
Bridgwater Wyndham 16837/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 19594/32845
Cannington and Wembdon 19642/32845
King's Isle 20085/32845
Bridgwater Westover (Worst) 8582/32845
Reader Opinion:

"I hate life and Watchet" - said a poignant piece of graffiti

Deprivation in Bridgwater

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 Bridgwater. 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
Bridgwater Fairfax (Best) 10563/32845
Bridgwater Victoria 14879/32845
King's Isle 16010/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 18484/32845
Bridgwater Wyndham 18580/32845
Cannington and Wembdon 22339/32845
Bridgwater Westover 6182/32845
Bridgwater Dunwear 7916/32845
Bridgwater Hamp 8800/32845
Bridgwater Eastover (Worst) 8856/32845

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