Moving to Langport, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Langport, Somerset - What you need to know

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

Crime in Langport

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 Langport. 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
Combe 8
Langport 7
Bowdens 6
Curry Rivel 6
Wearne 5
Portfield 5
Portway 3
Aller 2
Longstone 2
Pitney 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Moor (Best) 18746/32845
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport 19856/32845
East Polden 20546/32845
Martock 22169/32845
Turn Hill 22657/32845
Wessex 23060/32845
South Petherton 24228/32845
Burrow Hill 26076/32845
Islemoor 26875/32845
Street West (Worst) 29317/32845
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Your Health in Langport

If you are thinking of moving to Langport, 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 Langport 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 (Langport) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Martock (Best) 18625/32845
Wessex 19219/32845
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport 20088/32845
Moor 22379/32845
South Petherton 22587/32845
Islemoor 23972/32845
Burrow Hill 24843/32845
East Polden 24925/32845
Street West 25992/32845
Turn Hill (Worst) 26372/32845

Deprivation in Langport

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 Langport. 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
Islemoor (Best) 13563/32845
East Polden 15810/32845
South Petherton 16882/32845
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport 16915/32845
Burrow Hill 17553/32845
Turn Hill 18088/32845
Moor 18787/32845
Wessex 19094/32845
Martock 21238/32845
Street West (Worst) 27490/32845

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