Moving to Lyme Regis, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Lyme Regis, Dorset - What you need to know
Moving to Lyme Regis, Dorset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Lyme Regis 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 Lyme Regis 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 Lyme Regis truly a nice place to live, or are Axminster, Colyton and Seaton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lyme Regis

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 Lyme Regis. 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
Dragon’s Hill 3
Cobb 2
Catherston Leweston 1
Charmouth 1
Uplyme 1
Harcombe Bottom 0
Raymond’s Hill 0
Blackpool Corner 0
Holcombe 0
Champernhayes Marsh 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newbridges (Best) 31315/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 31006/32845
Trinity 30700/32845
Coly Valley 29639/32845
Yarty 28351/32845
Marshwood Vale 27606/32845
Seaton 27568/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 26109/32845
Bridport 23145/32845
Axminster (Worst) 21117/32845
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Your Health in Lyme Regis

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Devon 1.13% 3.99%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trinity (Best) 31774/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 28357/32845
Yarty 26872/32845
Coly Valley 26564/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 24500/32845
Newbridges 23680/32845
Marshwood Vale 20797/32845
Axminster 20633/32845
Seaton 20532/32845
Bridport (Worst) 17907/32845
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Deprivation in Lyme Regis

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 Lyme Regis. 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
Trinity (Best) 24023/32845
Lyme & Charmouth 23254/32845
Seaton 21767/32845
Coly Valley 20558/32845
Yarty 18102/32845
Newbridges 18044/32845
Axminster 17592/32845
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 16959/32845
Marshwood Vale 15756/32845
Bridport (Worst) 15553/32845

Average rent in Lyme Regis

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lyme Regis

If you are thinking of moving to Lyme Regis, 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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