Moving to Frome, Somerset? What you need to know

Moving to Frome, Somerset - What you need to know
Moving to Frome, Somerset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Frome a nice place to live?'' 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 Frome 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 Frome truly a nice place to live, or are Radstock, Warminster and Westbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Frome

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Frome. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Fromefield 42
Keyford 31
Innox Hill 27
Berkley Down 26
Spring Gardens 14
Critchill 10
Little Keyford 10
Oldford 10
Berkley Marsh 5
Marston Gate 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Frome Berkley Down (Best) 23225/32845
Frome College 22197/32845
Ethandune 21961/32845
Ammerdown 21895/32845
Beckington and Selwood 18588/32845
Frome Park 13948/32845
Frome Keyford 12353/32845
Frome Market 10138/32845
Frome Oakfield 10112/32845
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Your Health in Frome

If you are thinking of moving to Frome, 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 Frome compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31%
Mendip (Frome) 1.01% 3.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ethandune (Best) 24741/32845
Beckington and Selwood 23674/32845
Ammerdown 22201/32845
Frome Berkley Down 21769/32845
Frome College 21036/32845
Frome Market 15357/32845
Frome Keyford 14938/32845
Frome Park 13829/32845
Frome Oakfield 12623/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Frome

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 Frome. 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
Frome College (Best) 24461/32845
Frome Berkley Down 22284/32845
Ethandune 21864/32845
Beckington and Selwood 20775/32845
Ammerdown 16036/32845
Frome Keyford 14783/32845
Frome Market 14730/32845
Frome Park 14593/32845
Frome Oakfield 12676/32845

Average rent in Frome

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Frome are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Frome.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Frome

If you are thinking of moving to Frome, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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