Moving to Crewkerne, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Crewkerne, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Crewkerne 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 Crewkerne 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 Crewkerne the land of milk and honey or are Beaminster, Ilminster and South Petherton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Crewkerne

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 Crewkerne. 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
Crewkerne 8
Broadshard 7
Misterton 1
Haselbury Plucknett 1
Chiselborough 1
Hewish 0
Clapton 0
Roundham 0
South Perrott 0
Mosterton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Coker (Best) 15348/32845
Hamdon 21094/32845
Crewkerne 21274/32845
Ilminster 22002/32845
South Petherton 24228/32845
Eggwood 25092/32845
Beaminster 25336/32845
Windwhistle 26759/32845
Parrett 27390/32845
Yetminster (Worst) 30898/32845
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Your Health in Crewkerne

If you are thinking of moving to Crewkerne, 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 Crewkerne 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 (Crewkerne) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
East Devon 1.13% 3.99% 15.07% 36.02% 43.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crewkerne (Best) 16242/32845
Eggwood 17956/32845
Coker 18806/32845
Hamdon 19769/32845
Beaminster 20956/32845
Ilminster 21088/32845
South Petherton 22587/32845
Parrett 23817/32845
Windwhistle 24364/32845
Yetminster (Worst) 25989/32845

Deprivation in Crewkerne

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 Crewkerne. 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
Coker (Best) 15663/32845
Beaminster 16854/32845
South Petherton 16882/32845
Yetminster 17186/32845
Crewkerne 17398/32845
Hamdon 18410/32845
Parrett 18631/32845
Windwhistle 18691/32845
Ilminster 18773/32845
Eggwood (Worst) 21400/32845

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