Moving to Falmouth, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Falmouth, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Falmouth 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 Falmouth 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 Falmouth the land of milk and honey or are Penryn, St Mawes and Truro a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Falmouth

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 Falmouth. 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
Falmouth 42
Bissom 25
Boslowick 4
Mongleath 4
Budock Water 4
St Mawes 1
Harcourt 0
Restronguet Passage 0
Angarrick 0
Maenporth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Falmouth Penwerris (Best) 14491/32845
Falmouth Smithick 17862/32845
Falmouth Arwenack 23376/32845
Falmouth Trescobeas 25204/32845
Penryn West 27452/32845
Penryn East and Mylor 28556/32845
Falmouth Boslowick 30425/32845
Feock and Playing Place 31575/32845
Constantine, Mawnan and Budock 31857/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias (Worst) 32236/32845
Reader Opinion:

Falmouth, the worst places have to be Old Hill and Acacia

Your Health in Falmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Falmouth, 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 Falmouth 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 (Falmouth) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
Isles of Scilly 0.59% 2.41% 11.26% 34.23% 51.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Falmouth Penwerris (Best) 10677/32845
Penryn West 14578/32845
Penryn East and Mylor 17292/32845
Falmouth Smithick 17389/32845
Falmouth Trescobeas 18809/32845
Falmouth Arwenack 19025/32845
Falmouth Boslowick 19907/32845
Constantine, Mawnan and Budock 21094/32845
Feock and Playing Place 23894/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias (Worst) 25721/32845

Deprivation in Falmouth

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 Falmouth. 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
Falmouth Penwerris (Best) 10726/32845
Penryn West 14375/32845
Penryn East and Mylor 15351/32845
Constantine, Mawnan and Budock 15989/32845
Falmouth Trescobeas 17558/32845
Falmouth Boslowick 19883/32845
Feock and Playing Place 20353/32845
Falmouth Arwenack 20524/32845
Falmouth Smithick 20534/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias (Worst) 22715/32845

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