Moving to North Tawton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to North Tawton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to North Tawton 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 North Tawton 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 North Tawton the land of milk and honey or are Chulmleigh, Hatherleigh and Okehampton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in North Tawton

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 North Tawton. 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
Chichacott 10
Ashridge Court 6
Bow 4
Berner’s Cross 4
North Tawton 1
Down St Mary 1
Nymet Tracey 0
Exbourne 0
Lapford Cross 0
South Tawton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Okehampton South (Best) 23257/32845
Okehampton North 23257/32845
Hatherleigh 27683/32845
Drewsteignton 27752/32845
South Tawton 28526/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
Winkleigh 30158/32845
Exbourne 31728/32845
Taw 32297/32845
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Your Health in North Tawton

If you are thinking of moving to North Tawton, 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 North Tawton 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
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
North Devon 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
West Devon (North Tawton) 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Okehampton South (Best) 16954/32845
Okehampton North 16954/32845
Winkleigh 17576/32845
South Tawton 18156/32845
Hatherleigh 19780/32845
Exbourne 24806/32845
Drewsteignton 27037/32845
Upper Yeo 28304/32845
Taw 31457/32845

Deprivation in North Tawton

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 North Tawton. 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
Hatherleigh (Best) 12140/32845
Winkleigh 12216/32845
Taw 14304/32845
Exbourne 14709/32845
Drewsteignton 14912/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
South Tawton 15504/32845
Okehampton North 15562/32845
Okehampton South 15562/32845

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