Moving to Highbridge, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Highbridge, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Highbridge 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 Highbridge 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 Highbridge the land of milk and honey or are Axbridge, Bridgwater and Burnham on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Highbridge

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Highbridge. 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
Edithmead 30
Highbridge 25
Burnham-on-Sea 17
Walrow 16
Alstone 8
Brent Knoll 2
Northwick 2
Watchfield 1
Hackness 1
Bason Bridge 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Highbridge and Burnham Marine (Best) 11945/32845
Bridgwater Fairfax 16420/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 19795/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 20652/32845
King's Isle 21900/32845
Burnham Central 23104/32845
Knoll 23208/32845
West Polden 24631/32845
Burnham North 25638/32845
Berrow (Worst) 3459/32845
Reader Opinion:

"I hate life and Watchet" - said a poignant piece of graffiti

Your Health in Highbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Highbridge, 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 Highbridge 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
Cardiff 1.6% 4.84% 12.14% 31.05% 50.37%
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09% 13.66% 34.77% 46.31%
The Vale of Glamorgan 1.49% 4.9% 13.55% 32.05% 48.01%
Sedgemoor (Highbridge) 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bridgwater Fairfax (Best) 12208/32845
Highbridge and Burnham Marine 13289/32845
Berrow 14058/32845
Burnham Central 15223/32845
Burnham North 17543/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 19594/32845
King's Isle 20085/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 22562/32845
Knoll 23301/32845
West Polden (Worst) 23388/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wiveliscombe: sh*te rolled down hill and collected in one glorious cesspit

Deprivation in Highbridge

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 Highbridge. 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
Berrow (Best) 10217/32845
Bridgwater Fairfax 10563/32845
Highbridge and Burnham Marine 10684/32845
Huntspill and Pawlett 14818/32845
King's Isle 16010/32845
Burnham Central 17681/32845
Knoll 17811/32845
West Polden 17923/32845
Puriton and Woolavington 18484/32845
Burnham North (Worst) 21324/32845

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