Moving to Helston, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Helston, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Helston 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 Helston 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 Helston the land of milk and honey or are Camborne, Hayle and Porthleven a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Helston

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 Helston. 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
Helston 22
Lowertown 4
Porthleven 4
Chynhale 1
Crowntown 1
Breage 1
Trussall 1
Crahan 1
Goonhusband 0
Manhay 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Camborne Pendarves (Best) 14672/32845
Camborne Treslothan 16672/32845
Porthleven and Helston West 22371/32845
Helston South 23058/32845
Lanner and Stithians 26948/32845
Helston North 29221/32845
Breage, Germoe and Sithney 29343/32845
Crowan and Wendron 30707/32845
Mullion and Grade-Ruan 30796/32845
St Keverne and Meneage (Worst) 31631/32845

Your Health in Helston

If you are thinking of moving to Helston, 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 Helston 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 (Helston) 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 Helston. 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 Helston. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Helston South (Best) 15028/32845
Lanner and Stithians 16577/32845
Porthleven and Helston West 17871/32845
Mullion and Grade-Ruan 18705/32845
Helston North 19369/32845
St Keverne and Meneage 19537/32845
Breage, Germoe and Sithney 19685/32845
Crowan and Wendron 20347/32845
Camborne Pendarves 6340/32845
Camborne Treslothan (Worst) 6962/32845

Deprivation in Helston

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 Helston. 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
St Keverne and Meneage (Best) 13640/32845
Breage, Germoe and Sithney 13650/32845
Mullion and Grade-Ruan 13991/32845
Porthleven and Helston West 14580/32845
Lanner and Stithians 14606/32845
Crowan and Wendron 14738/32845
Helston South 17758/32845
Helston North 22451/32845
Camborne Treslothan 6313/32845
Camborne Pendarves (Worst) 7073/32845

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