Moving to Moretonhampstead, Devon? What you need to know

Moving to Moretonhampstead, Devon - What you need to know
Moving to Moretonhampstead, Devon - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Moretonhampstead 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 Moretonhampstead 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 Moretonhampstead truly a nice place to live, or are Bovey Tracey, Chagford and Chudleigh a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Moretonhampstead

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 Moretonhampstead. 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
Moretonhampstead 1
Bridford 0
Cheriton Bishop 0
Bridfordmills 0
Bennah 0
Christow 0
Great Weeke 0
Crockernwell 0
Cheriton Cross 0
Sowton Barton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Teign Valley (Best) 31536/32845
Haytor 31232/32845
Chagford 29637/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
South Tawton 28526/32845
Chudleigh 28130/32845
Drewsteignton 27752/32845
Bovey 27719/32845
Moretonhampstead 27698/32845
South Brent (Worst) 27051/32845

Your Health in Moretonhampstead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Teignbridge (Moretonhampstead) 1.25% 4.24%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Upper Yeo (Best) 28304/32845
Moretonhampstead 27261/32845
Drewsteignton 27037/32845
Chagford 25649/32845
South Brent 25379/32845
Haytor 25059/32845
Teign Valley 24459/32845
Bovey 21674/32845
Chudleigh 21668/32845
South Tawton (Worst) 18156/32845

Deprivation in Moretonhampstead

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 Moretonhampstead. 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
Haytor (Best) 23788/32845
Bovey 22610/32845
Chudleigh 21646/32845
Chagford 20898/32845
Teign Valley 19728/32845
Moretonhampstead 18687/32845
South Brent 16955/32845
South Tawton 15504/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
Drewsteignton (Worst) 14912/32845

Average rent in Moretonhampstead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Moretonhampstead

If you are thinking of moving to Moretonhampstead, 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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