Moving to Highampton, Devon? What you need to know

Moving to Highampton, Devon - What you need to know
Moving to Highampton, Devon - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Highampton 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 Highampton 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 Highampton truly a nice place to live, or are Hatherleigh, Holsworthy and Okehampton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Highampton

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 Highampton. 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
Fishleigh Castle 5
Battledown Cross 2
Sheepwash 0
North Town 0
South Yeo 0
Buckland Filleigh 0
Crowden 0
Northlew 0
New Inn 0
Dumpinghill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadheath (Best) 31508/32845
Two Rivers & Three Moors 31056/32845
Milton & Tamarside 30196/32845
Hatherleigh 27683/32845
Shebbear & Langtree 27480/32845
Bridestowe 27215/32845
Great Torrington 26797/32845
Holsworthy 25856/32845
Okehampton North 23257/32845
Okehampton South (Worst) 23257/32845
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Your Health in Highampton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cornwall 1.43% 4.87%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%
West Devon (Highampton) 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bridestowe (Best) 20914/32845
Two Rivers & Three Moors 19805/32845
Hatherleigh 19780/32845
Milton & Tamarside 17421/32845
Okehampton North 16954/32845
Okehampton South 16954/32845
Shebbear & Langtree 16783/32845
Great Torrington 16538/32845
Broadheath 14595/32845
Holsworthy (Worst) 13143/32845

Deprivation in Highampton

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 Highampton. 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
Great Torrington (Best) 17976/32845
Okehampton North 15562/32845
Okehampton South 15562/32845
Two Rivers & Three Moors 13508/32845
Bridestowe 12505/32845
Hatherleigh 12140/32845
Shebbear & Langtree 10877/32845
Milton & Tamarside 10521/32845
Broadheath 9654/32845
Holsworthy (Worst) 8399/32845

Average rent in Highampton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Highampton 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 Highampton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Highampton

If you are thinking of moving to Highampton, 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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