Moving to Launceston, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Launceston, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Launceston in Cornwall? 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 Launceston 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 Launceston the land of milk and honey or are Callington, Holsworthy and Tavistock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Launceston

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Launceston. 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
Dutson 19
Launceston 17
Newport 17
Truscott 0
Carey 0
Lawhitton 0
Eggbeare 0
Crossgate 0
Leburnick 0
Bridgetown 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Launceston Central (Best) 24100/32845
Camelford 26086/32845
Launceston South 26315/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 27201/32845
Altarnun 31315/32845
Tamarside 31391/32845
Broadheath 31508/32845
Mary Tavy 32533/32845
Stokeclimsland 32553/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Launceston

If you are thinking of moving to Launceston, 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 Launceston 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
Cornwall (Launceston) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Launceston Central (Best) 13617/32845
Launceston South 14535/32845
Broadheath 14595/32845
Camelford 16206/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 16548/32845
Stokeclimsland 19036/32845
Altarnun 20149/32845
Tamarside 21905/32845
Mary Tavy 22400/32845
Reader Opinion:

Plymouth, it's only down from here

Deprivation in Launceston

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 Launceston. 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
Altarnun (Best) 10451/32845
Launceston Central 12082/32845
Tamarside 13536/32845
Mary Tavy 13961/32845
Stokeclimsland 14002/32845
Launceston South 14165/32845
Launceston North and North Petherwin 9312/32845
Camelford 9474/32845
Broadheath 9654/32845

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