Moving to Honiton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Honiton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Honiton in Devon? 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 Honiton 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 Honiton the land of milk and honey or are Colyton, Ottery St Mary and Seaton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Honiton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of September 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Honiton. 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
Honiton 20
Littletown 12
Crook 11
Combe Raleigh 3
Hamlet 3
Awliscombe 1
Alfington 1
Monkton 0
Shelvin 0
Beacon 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Honiton St Paul's (Best) 25338/32845
Beer & Branscombe 26102/32845
Sidmouth Rural 26597/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 28013/32845
Honiton St Michael's 28567/32845
Coly Valley 29639/32845
Upper Culm 30663/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 31006/32845
Tale Vale 31405/32845
Feniton (Worst) 31521/32845
Reader Opinion:

Workington is the chav armpit of Cumbria

Your Health in Honiton

If you are thinking of moving to Honiton, 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 Honiton 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
East Devon (Honiton) 1.13% 3.99% 15.07% 36.02% 43.79%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58% 13.37% 35.44% 46.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Honiton St Paul's (Best) 17485/32845
Beer & Branscombe 20615/32845
Honiton St Michael's 21030/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23476/32845
Coly Valley 26564/32845
Feniton 28255/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 28357/32845
Tale Vale 28524/32845
Sidmouth Rural 28720/32845
Upper Culm (Worst) 29811/32845
Reader Opinion:

Axminster - Blink and you'll miss it

Deprivation in Honiton

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 Honiton. 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
Dunkeswell & Otterhead (Best) 16959/32845
Honiton St Paul's 17467/32845
Coly Valley 20558/32845
Upper Culm 21107/32845
Tale Vale 21527/32845
Beer & Branscombe 22264/32845
Honiton St Michael's 22588/32845
Sidmouth Sidford 23859/32845
Feniton 24791/32845
Sidmouth Rural (Worst) 26767/32845
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