Moving to Bude, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Bude, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bude 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 Bude 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 Bude the land of milk and honey or are Stratton, Hartland and Holsworthy a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bude

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 Bude. 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
Bude 19
Stratton 14
Maer 10
Bush 3
Kilkhampton 2
Jewell’s Cross 2
Box’s Shop 1
Helscott 0
Helebridge 0
Wanson 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bude (Best) 24716/32845
Holsworthy 25856/32845
Camelford 26086/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 27201/32845
Grenville and Stratton 29829/32845
Milton & Tamarside 30196/32845
Hartland 30205/32845
Monkleigh & Putford 31347/32845
Tintagel 31596/32845
Poundstock (Worst) 31836/32845

Your Health in Bude

If you are thinking of moving to Bude, 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 Bude 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 (Bude) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Holsworthy (Best) 13143/32845
Camelford 16206/32845
Bude 16333/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 16548/32845
Milton & Tamarside 17421/32845
Hartland 17609/32845
Tintagel 18144/32845
Monkleigh & Putford 19696/32845
Grenville and Stratton 23059/32845
Poundstock (Worst) 24492/32845

Deprivation in Bude

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 Bude. 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
Poundstock (Best) 10409/32845
Milton & Tamarside 10521/32845
Tintagel 10882/32845
Hartland 11911/32845
Monkleigh & Putford 13288/32845
Bude 13712/32845
Grenville and Stratton 13954/32845
Holsworthy 8399/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 9312/32845
Camelford (Worst) 9474/32845

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