Moving to Looe, Cornwall? What you need to know

Moving to Looe, Cornwall - What you need to know
Moving to Looe, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Looe 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 Looe 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 Looe truly a nice place to live, or are Fowey, Liskeard and Lostwithiel a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Looe

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 Looe. 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
Millendreath 9
Shutta 9
Looe 9
Plaidy 9
Great Tree 5
St Martin-by-Looe 5
Hannafore 4
Portlooe 2
Watergate 2
Tencreek 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trelawny (Best) 29545/32845
St Cleer 29075/32845
Lostwithiel 28601/32845
St Germans and Landulph 28021/32845
Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos 25630/32845
Looe East 24991/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 24736/32845
Liskeard East 14914/32845
Liskeard North 14387/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Looe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cornwall (Looe) 1.43% 4.87%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lostwithiel (Best) 19059/32845
St Germans and Landulph 18384/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 18241/32845
St Cleer 15812/32845
Trelawny 14875/32845
Looe East 13291/32845
Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos 13144/32845
Liskeard East 8785/32845
Liskeard North 7925/32845
Reader Opinion:

Looe: Tourists are the only thing going for this town

Deprivation in Looe

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 Looe. 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
Fowey and Tywardreath (Best) 17272/32845
St Germans and Landulph 15420/32845
Lostwithiel 13832/32845
Looe East 13646/32845
St Cleer 11607/32845
Trelawny 11028/32845
Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos 10407/32845
Liskeard East 10242/32845
Liskeard North 8647/32845

Average rent in Looe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Looe

If you are thinking of moving to Looe, 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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