Moving to Exmouth, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Exmouth, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Exmouth 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 Exmouth 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 Exmouth the land of milk and honey or are Budleigh Salterton, Dawlish and Topsham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Exmouth

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 Exmouth. 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
Exmouth 46
Littleham 23
Little Knowle 6
Budleigh Salterton 6
Cockwood 3
South Town 2
Kenton 2
Cofton 1
Ebford 0
Exton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Exmouth Town (Best) 12955/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21006/32845
Teignmouth East 22133/32845
Dawlish North East 22794/32845
Dawlish South West 23814/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 26668/32845
Exmouth Brixington 29116/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 29475/32845
Kenton & Starcross 30531/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone (Worst) 31530/32845
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Your Health in Exmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Exmouth, 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 Exmouth 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
Torbay 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24% 14.68% 34.89% 44.94%
East Devon (Exmouth) 1.13% 3.99% 15.07% 36.02% 43.79%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dawlish North East (Best) 15107/32845
Dawlish South West 17851/32845
Exmouth Town 19704/32845
Teignmouth East 19758/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 19833/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20823/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21366/32845
Exmouth Brixington 21834/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 23300/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone (Worst) 28668/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dawlish Warren, Devon... a.k.a Watership Downer

Deprivation in Exmouth

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 Exmouth. 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
Dawlish North East (Best) 14077/32845
Dawlish South West 15698/32845
Exmouth Town 16027/32845
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 19049/32845
Teignmouth East 19218/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20838/32845
Exmouth Littleham 21048/32845
Exmouth Brixington 22431/32845
Exmouth Halsdon 25063/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone (Worst) 25795/32845

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