Moving to Fowey, Cornwall? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Fowey, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Fowey 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 Fowey 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 Fowey the land of milk and honey or are Lostwithiel, Par and St Blazey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fowey

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 Fowey. 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
Tywardreath 11
Polmear 7
Mixtow 1
Bodinnick 1
Fowey 1
Readymoney Cove 1
Pont 0
Torfrey 0
Polruan 0
Lansallos 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mount Charles (Best) 17048/32845
Bugle 19141/32845
St Blazey 19388/32845
St Austell Poltair 21756/32845
Par and St Blazey Gate 22088/32845
St Austell Bay 23206/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 24736/32845
Mevagissey 27803/32845
St Austell Bethel 28329/32845
Lostwithiel (Worst) 28601/32845

Your Health in Fowey

If you are thinking of moving to Fowey, 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 Fowey 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 (Fowey) 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%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mount Charles (Best) 10539/32845
Bugle 12253/32845
St Blazey 13775/32845
Par and St Blazey Gate 14710/32845
St Austell Poltair 15076/32845
St Austell Bethel 17492/32845
St Austell Bay 17495/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 18241/32845
Lostwithiel 19059/32845
Mevagissey (Worst) 19328/32845

Deprivation in Fowey

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 Fowey. 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
Mount Charles (Best) 11299/32845
St Blazey 12270/32845
Lostwithiel 13832/32845
Mevagissey 14307/32845
Par and St Blazey Gate 14921/32845
St Austell Poltair 15768/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 17272/32845
St Austell Bay 17325/32845
St Austell Bethel 19521/32845
Bugle (Worst) 7240/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Liskeard, Cornwall… moving here is biggest mistake you will ever make

    Liskeard, Cornwall… moving here is biggest mistake you will ever make

  2. Saltash: behind the smoke and mirrors lies a cruel, jealous, vindictive town

    Saltash: behind the smoke and mirrors lies a cruel, jealous, vindictive town

  3. Looe: Tourists are the only thing going for this town

    Looe: Tourists are the only thing going for this town

  4. Heamoor, Cornwall, unknowingly venturing into the lion’s den

    Heamoor, Cornwall, unknowingly venturing into the lion’s den

  5. Wadebridge – The Poor man’s Padstow

    Wadebridge – The Poor man’s Padstow

  6. Plymouth, ingrate central

    Plymouth, ingrate central

  7. Portreath: The adult and the **** chapters of the Cornish Mafia

    Portreath: The adult and the **** chapters of the Cornish Mafia

  8. Looe and the whole of frigging Cornwall is a ****** hole

    Looe and the whole of frigging Cornwall is a ****** hole

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

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