Moving to Looe, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Looe, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Looe 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 August 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Millendreath 9
Plaidy 8
Shutta 7
Looe 7
Hannafore 5
Great Tree 4
St Martin-by-Looe 4
Watergate 1
Portlooe 1
Tencreek 0

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

Plymouth, it's only down from here

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Cornwall (Looe) 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 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
Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos (Best) 13144/32845
Looe East 13291/32845
Trelawny 14875/32845
St Cleer 15812/32845
Fowey and Tywardreath 18241/32845
St Germans and Landulph 18384/32845
Lostwithiel 19059/32845
Liskeard North 7925/32845
Liskeard East 8785/32845
Reader Opinion:

Looe and the whole of frigging Cornwall is a chavvy hole

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

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  1. Looe and the whole of frigging Cornwall is a ****** hole

    Looe and the whole of frigging Cornwall is a ****** hole

  2. Plymouth, the toilet of England

    Plymouth, the toilet of England

  3. Plymouth, it’s only down from here

    Plymouth, it’s only down from here

  4. Looe: Tourists are the only thing going for this town

    Looe: Tourists are the only thing going for this town

  5. Plymouth, ingrate central

    Plymouth, ingrate central

  6. Liskeard, Cornwall… moving here is biggest mistake you will ever make

    Liskeard, Cornwall… moving here is biggest mistake you will ever make

  7. Falmouth, the worst places have to be Old Hill and Acacia

    Falmouth, the worst places have to be Old Hill and Acacia

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    Heamoor, Cornwall, unknowingly venturing into the lion’s den

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