Moving to Minehead, Somerset? What you need to know

Moving to Minehead, Somerset - What you need to know
Moving to Minehead, Somerset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Minehead 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 Minehead 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 Minehead truly a nice place to live, or are Dulverton, Watchet and Winsford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Minehead

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 Minehead. 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
Alcombe 20
Higher Town 20
Minehead 20
Marsh Street 2
Carhampton 0
Blue Anchor 0
Dunster 0
Allerford 0
Timberscombe 0
Holnicote 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quantock Vale (Best) 28654/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 25027/32845
Old Cleeve & District 23942/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Minehead North 21583/32845
Minehead Central 21541/32845
Porlock & District 20750/32845
Watchet & Williton 20303/32845
Llantwit Major 1421/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wiveliscombe: sh*te rolled down hill and collected in one glorious cesspit

Your Health in Minehead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cardiff 1.6% 4.84%
Bridgend 2.1% 6.8%
The Vale of Glamorgan 1.49% 4.9%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Quantock Vale (Best) 19866/32845
Porlock & District 18236/32845
Old Cleeve & District 15810/32845
Exmoor 15748/32845
Minehead North 14625/32845
Minehead Central 14145/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 13149/32845
Watchet & Williton 10511/32845
Llantwit Major 1433/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nantwich: the place that time forgot

Deprivation in Minehead

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 Minehead. 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
Minehead North (Best) 16070/32845
Minehead Central 15628/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 14263/32845
Quantock Vale 11097/32845
Porlock & District 11054/32845
Old Cleeve & District 10245/32845
Watchet & Williton 9630/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
Llantwit Major 1520/32845

Average rent in Minehead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Minehead

If you are thinking of moving to Minehead, 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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