Moving to Ilminster, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Ilminster, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ilminster 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 Ilminster 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 Ilminster the land of milk and honey or are Chard, Crewkerne and South Petherton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ilminster

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 Ilminster. 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
Ashwell 14
Ilminster 14
Knott Oak 11
Moolham 9
Dowlish Ford 8
Ilford 2
Ilton 2
Horton Cross 0
Atherstone 0
Isle 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chard Avishayes (Best) 10937/32845
Chard Combe 12497/32845
Chard Crimchard 15734/32845
Chard Jocelyn 16198/32845
Ilminster 22002/32845
South Petherton 24228/32845
Eggwood 25092/32845
Neroche 25539/32845
Burrow Hill 26076/32845
Chard Holyrood (Worst) 8527/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chard, the houses remind me of Cambridge... if it had been bombed

Your Health in Ilminster

If you are thinking of moving to Ilminster, 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 Ilminster 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
South Somerset (Ilminster) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58% 13.37% 35.44% 46.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chard Holyrood (Best) 11086/32845
Chard Jocelyn 12156/32845
Chard Avishayes 13685/32845
Chard Combe 14223/32845
Eggwood 17956/32845
Chard Crimchard 19096/32845
Ilminster 21088/32845
Neroche 21538/32845
South Petherton 22587/32845
Burrow Hill (Worst) 24843/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford: once a thriving market town, now in decline

Deprivation in Ilminster

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 Ilminster. 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
Chard Avishayes (Best) 13765/32845
Chard Combe 14406/32845
Chard Jocelyn 14799/32845
South Petherton 16882/32845
Burrow Hill 17553/32845
Chard Crimchard 18385/32845
Ilminster 18773/32845
Neroche 19920/32845
Eggwood 21400/32845
Chard Holyrood (Worst) 8702/32845

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