Moving to Bruton, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Bruton, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bruton 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 Bruton 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 Bruton the land of milk and honey or are Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and Wincanton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bruton

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 Bruton. 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
Ansford 7
Hadspen 6
Stoney Stratton 4
Evercreech 3
Bruton 2
Cole 1
Pitcombe 0
Milton Clevedon 0
Shepton Montague 0
Batcombe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shepton East (Best) 13334/32845
Wincanton 16788/32845
Postlebury 23549/32845
Bruton 26110/32845
Blackmoor Vale 27464/32845
Butleigh and Baltonsborough 27671/32845
Creech 28246/32845
Cary 28507/32845
Tower 28737/32845

Your Health in Bruton

If you are thinking of moving to Bruton, 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 Bruton 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
South Somerset (Bruton) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shepton East (Best) 17172/32845
Creech 19111/32845
Wincanton 19905/32845
Postlebury 23962/32845
Bruton 24105/32845
Blackmoor Vale 24707/32845
Cary 25834/32845
Butleigh and Baltonsborough 27301/32845
Tower 30056/32845

Deprivation in Bruton

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 Bruton. 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
Tower (Best) 16157/32845
Shepton East 17079/32845
Postlebury 17538/32845
Wincanton 18005/32845
Blackmoor Vale 18098/32845
Butleigh and Baltonsborough 19439/32845
Bruton 20828/32845
Cary 22263/32845
Creech 22305/32845

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