Moving to Lynton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Lynton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Lynton in Devon? 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 Lynton 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 Lynton the land of milk and honey or are Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lynton

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 Lynton. 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 Martin 4
Knightacott 2
Kentisbury Ford 0
Patchole 0
Arlington Beccott 0
Arlington 0
Foreland Point 0
Killington 0
Bodley 0
Exmoor 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ilfracombe East (Best) 11607/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 15943/32845
Newport 20747/32845
Porlock & District 20750/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 21962/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Combe Martin 24705/32845
Marwood 25216/32845
Bratton Fleming 28234/32845
North Molton (Worst) 32035/32845
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Your Health in Lynton

If you are thinking of moving to Lynton, 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 Lynton 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
Neath Port Talbot 2.58% 7.89% 16.19% 28.39% 44.95%
Bridgend 2.1% 6.8% 15.09% 29.93% 46.08%
North Devon (Lynton) 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newport (Best) 10703/32845
Combe Martin 12660/32845
Lynton & Lynmouth 14924/32845
Exmoor 15748/32845
Porlock & District 18236/32845
Marwood 19621/32845
Bratton Fleming 24456/32845
North Molton 25650/32845
Ilfracombe East 6151/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott (Worst) 7858/32845
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Deprivation in Lynton

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 Lynton. 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
Lynton & Lynmouth (Best) 10328/32845
Barnstaple with Westacott 10841/32845
Porlock & District 11054/32845
Bratton Fleming 13758/32845
Combe Martin 14215/32845
Marwood 15835/32845
Newport 16387/32845
Ilfracombe East 6937/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
North Molton (Worst) 9842/32845

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