Moving to Glastonbury, Somerset? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Glastonbury 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 Glastonbury 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 Glastonbury the land of milk and honey or are Somerton, Street and Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Glastonbury

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 Glastonbury. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Street 16
Brindham 15
Beckery 12
Portland 12
Edgarley 10
Asney 4
Walton 2
Southway 1
Polsham 1
Butleigh Wootton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Street West (Best) 29317/32845
Wedmore and Mark 28794/32845
Street South 20550/32845
East Polden 20546/32845
Street North 19327/32845
Moor 18746/32845
Glastonbury St John's 13832/32845
Glastonbury St Benedict's 7998/32845
Glastonbury St Edmund's 6835/32845
Glastonbury St Mary's (Worst) 4739/32845
Reader Opinion:

Glastonbury: it's hard to find anyone who isn't blowing shamanic smoke up their own arse

Your Health in Glastonbury

If you are thinking of moving to Glastonbury, 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 Glastonbury 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
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip (Glastonbury) 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wedmore and Mark (Best) 27309/32845
Street West 25992/32845
East Polden 24925/32845
Moor 22379/32845
Glastonbury St John's 18083/32845
Street North 15114/32845
Street South 14452/32845
Glastonbury St Benedict's 10944/32845
Glastonbury St Edmund's 10666/32845
Glastonbury St Mary's (Worst) 10462/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Deprivation in Glastonbury

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 Glastonbury. 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
Street West (Best) 27490/32845
Wedmore and Mark 22486/32845
Moor 18787/32845
Street South 18457/32845
East Polden 15810/32845
Street North 14873/32845
Glastonbury St John's 13103/32845
Glastonbury St Mary's 11475/32845
Glastonbury St Benedict's 10394/32845
Glastonbury St Edmund's (Worst) 9271/32845

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