Moving to Buckfastleigh, Devon? What you need to know

Moving to Buckfastleigh, Devon - What you need to know
Moving to Buckfastleigh, Devon - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Buckfastleigh a nice place to live?'' 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 Buckfastleigh 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 Buckfastleigh truly a nice place to live, or are Ashburton, Newton Abbot and Totnes a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Buckfastleigh

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Buckfastleigh. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Ashburton 4
Rew 3
Mead 3
Waye 3
Shinner’s Bridge 2
Buckfastleigh 1
Buckfast 1
Holne 1
Rattery 0
Broadhempston 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ipplepen (Best) 31625/32845
Haytor 31232/32845
Dartington & Staverton 29550/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 29281/32845
Marldon & Littlehempston 28410/32845
Ambrook 27869/32845
South Brent 27051/32845
Bradley 26002/32845
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 24340/32845
Totnes (Worst) 21208/32845
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Your Health in Buckfastleigh

If you are thinking of moving to Buckfastleigh, 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 Buckfastleigh compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82%
Teignbridge (Buckfastleigh) 1.25% 4.24%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marldon & Littlehempston (Best) 27005/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 26342/32845
South Brent 25379/32845
Haytor 25059/32845
Dartington & Staverton 24735/32845
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 21643/32845
Ipplepen 21491/32845
Ambrook 20946/32845
Bradley 19539/32845
Totnes (Worst) 18104/32845
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Deprivation in Buckfastleigh

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 Buckfastleigh. 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
Ipplepen (Best) 28016/32845
Marldon & Littlehempston 23956/32845
Haytor 23788/32845
Ambrook 23352/32845
Bradley 19093/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 18334/32845
South Brent 16955/32845
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 16767/32845
Dartington & Staverton 15757/32845
Totnes (Worst) 15184/32845

Average rent in Buckfastleigh

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Buckfastleigh are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Buckfastleigh.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Buckfastleigh

If you are thinking of moving to Buckfastleigh, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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