Is Ilfracombe, Devon a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe truly a nice place to live, or are Barnstaple, Lynton and Northam a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ilfracombe

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 Ilfracombe. 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
Chambercombe 29
Ilfracombe 26
Hele 25
Lower Slade 2
Higher Slade 2
Cheglinch 1
Hagginton Hill 0
Goosewell 0
Berrynarbor 0
Two Pots 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heanton Punchardon (Best) 31705/32845
Braunton West & Georgeham 30200/32845
Braunton East 30195/32845
Mortehoe 28825/32845
Marwood 25216/32845
Combe Martin 24705/32845
Ilfracombe West 23082/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 21962/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 19423/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 11607/32845
Reader Opinion:

North Devon - Grockle Hell

Your Health in Ilfracombe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Neath Port Talbot 2.58% 7.89%
Bridgend 2.1% 6.8%
North Devon (Ilfracombe) 1.27% 4.34%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mortehoe (Best) 24110/32845
Heanton Punchardon 20597/32845
Marwood 19621/32845
Braunton East 19528/32845
Braunton West & Georgeham 18029/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 14924/32845
Combe Martin 12660/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 12542/32845
Ilfracombe West 9981/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 6151/32845
Reader Opinion:

Braunton posh!? I don't think so!

Deprivation in Ilfracombe

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 Ilfracombe. 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
Braunton East (Best) 25863/32845
Braunton West & Georgeham 23573/32845
Heanton Punchardon 23355/32845
Mortehoe 21565/32845
Marwood 15835/32845
Combe Martin 14215/32845
Barnstaple with Pilton 13651/32845
Ilfracombe West 12242/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 10328/32845
Ilfracombe East (Worst) 6937/32845

Average rent in Ilfracombe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ilfracombe

If you are thinking of moving to Ilfracombe, 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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