Moving to Newquay, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Newquay, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Newquay in Cornwall? 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 Newquay 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 Newquay the land of milk and honey or are Padstow, St Columb Major and Truro a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Newquay

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Newquay. 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
Newquay 46
Porth 36
Towan Head 14
Lane 13
Chapel 4
Kestle Mill 0
Colan 0
Crantock 0
St Newlyn East 0
Cubert 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newquay Pentire (Best) 13798/32845
Newquay Tretherras 19695/32845
Perranporth 22776/32845
Newquay Treviglas 23747/32845
St Mawgan and Colan 24938/32845
Newquay Treloggan 25324/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 25657/32845
Ladock, St Clement and St Erme 27020/32845
St Enoder 30118/32845
Newquay Central (Worst) 9434/32845

Your Health in Newquay

If you are thinking of moving to Newquay, 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 Newquay 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
Cornwall (Newquay) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newquay Pentire (Best) 12069/32845
Newquay Tretherras 12697/32845
Newquay Treviglas 13989/32845
St Enoder 15316/32845
Perranporth 15586/32845
Newquay Treloggan 16704/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 18215/32845
Ladock, St Clement and St Erme 19253/32845
St Mawgan and Colan 20904/32845
Newquay Central (Worst) 6046/32845

Deprivation in Newquay

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 Newquay. 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
Newquay Pentire (Best) 10506/32845
Ladock, St Clement and St Erme 11410/32845
St Enoder 12109/32845
Perranporth 12816/32845
Newquay Treviglas 13471/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 13987/32845
Newquay Tretherras 15097/32845
St Mawgan and Colan 16031/32845
Newquay Treloggan 16120/32845
Newquay Central (Worst) 5896/32845

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