Moving to Midsomer Norton, Somerset? What you need to know

Moving to Midsomer Norton, Somerset - What you need to know
Moving to Midsomer Norton, Somerset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Midsomer Norton 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 Midsomer Norton 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 Midsomer Norton truly a nice place to live, or are Norton Radstock, Radstock and Shepton Mallet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Midsomer Norton

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 Midsomer Norton. 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
Norton Hill 19
Radstock 18
Clandown 18
Tyning 11
Paulton 8
Britten’s 8
Green Parlour 6
Radford 4
Kilmersdon 2
Camerton 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
High Littleton (Best) 27155/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 26330/32845
Peasedown 25303/32845
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton 24613/32845
Midsomer Norton North 24362/32845
Coleford and Holcombe 22239/32845
Westfield 21182/32845
Midsomer Norton Redfield 20263/32845
Paulton 18157/32845
Radstock (Worst) 15972/32845
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Your Health in Midsomer Norton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wiltshire 0.87% 3.18%
South Gloucestershire 0.93% 3.26%
Bath and North East Somerset (Midsomer Norton) 0.91% 3.31%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Midsomer Norton North (Best) 26264/32845
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton 26089/32845
High Littleton 26079/32845
Peasedown 23697/32845
Midsomer Norton Redfield 22457/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 22240/32845
Paulton 21896/32845
Westfield 21237/32845
Coleford and Holcombe 18852/32845
Radstock (Worst) 18001/32845
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Deprivation in Midsomer Norton

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 Midsomer Norton. 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
High Littleton (Best) 27867/32845
Midsomer Norton North 26975/32845
Paulton 23989/32845
Midsomer Norton Redfield 23032/32845
Peasedown 21261/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 20745/32845
Westfield 20345/32845
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton 19937/32845
Coleford and Holcombe 18103/32845
Radstock (Worst) 15783/32845

Average rent in Midsomer Norton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Midsomer Norton

If you are thinking of moving to Midsomer Norton, 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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