Moving to Colyton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Colyton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Colyton in Devon? 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 Colyton 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 Colyton the land of milk and honey or are Axminster, Seaton and Lyme Regis a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Colyton

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 Colyton. 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
Abbey Gate 9
Axmouth 6
Colyton 2
Colyford 1
Axe 1
Kilmington 1
Holyford 0
Maidenhayne 0
Lea 0
Beer 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Axminster (Best) 21117/32845
Honiton St Paul's 25338/32845
Beer & Branscombe 26102/32845
Sidmouth Rural 26597/32845
Seaton 27568/32845
Yarty 28351/32845
Coly Valley 29639/32845
Trinity 30700/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 31006/32845
Newbridges (Worst) 31315/32845
Reader Opinion:

Axminster - Blink and you'll miss it

Your Health in Colyton

If you are thinking of moving to Colyton, 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 Colyton 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
East Devon (Colyton) 1.13% 3.99% 15.07% 36.02% 43.79%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58% 13.37% 35.44% 46.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Honiton St Paul's (Best) 17485/32845
Seaton 20532/32845
Beer & Branscombe 20615/32845
Axminster 20633/32845
Newbridges 23680/32845
Coly Valley 26564/32845
Yarty 26872/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 28357/32845
Sidmouth Rural 28720/32845
Trinity (Worst) 31774/32845
Reader Opinion:

Seaton, Devon, is over-run with pensioners

Deprivation in Colyton

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 Colyton. 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
Dunkeswell & Otterhead (Best) 16959/32845
Honiton St Paul's 17467/32845
Axminster 17592/32845
Newbridges 18044/32845
Yarty 18102/32845
Coly Valley 20558/32845
Seaton 21767/32845
Beer & Branscombe 22264/32845
Trinity 24023/32845
Sidmouth Rural (Worst) 26767/32845

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