Moving to Frome, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Frome, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Frome 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 July 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Fromefield 52
Keyford 45
Innox Hill 42
Spring Gardens 26
Critchill 22
Berkley Down 20
Little Keyford 9
Oldford 6
Berkley Marsh 4
Marston Gate 4

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 Oakfield (Best) 10112/32845
Frome Market 10138/32845
Frome Keyford 12353/32845
Frome Park 13948/32845
Beckington and Selwood 18588/32845
Ammerdown 21895/32845
Ethandune 21961/32845
Frome College 22197/32845
Frome Berkley Down 23225/32845
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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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18% 12.15% 34.05% 49.75%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%
Mendip (Frome) 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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
Frome Oakfield (Best) 12623/32845
Frome Park 13829/32845
Frome Keyford 14938/32845
Frome Market 15357/32845
Frome College 21036/32845
Frome Berkley Down 21769/32845
Ammerdown 22201/32845
Beckington and Selwood 23674/32845
Ethandune 24741/32845
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 Oakfield (Best) 12676/32845
Frome Park 14593/32845
Frome Market 14730/32845
Frome Keyford 14783/32845
Ammerdown 16036/32845
Beckington and Selwood 20775/32845
Ethandune 21864/32845
Frome Berkley Down 22284/32845
Frome College 24461/32845

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