Moving to Okehampton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Okehampton, Devon - What you need to know

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

Crime in Okehampton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Okehampton. 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
Okehampton 9
Brightley 4
Padson 1
North Tawton 1
Exbourne 0
Ramsley 0
South Tawton 0
South Zeal 0
South Yeo 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Okehampton North (Best) 23257/32845
Okehampton South 23257/32845
Bridestowe 27215/32845
Hatherleigh 27683/32845
Drewsteignton 27752/32845
South Tawton 28526/32845
Upper Yeo 29478/32845
Chagford 29637/32845
Broadheath 31508/32845
Exbourne (Worst) 31728/32845
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Your Health in Okehampton

If you are thinking of moving to Okehampton, 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 Okehampton 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
North Devon 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
West Devon (Okehampton) 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadheath (Best) 14595/32845
Okehampton North 16954/32845
Okehampton South 16954/32845
South Tawton 18156/32845
Hatherleigh 19780/32845
Bridestowe 20914/32845
Exbourne 24806/32845
Chagford 25649/32845
Drewsteignton 27037/32845
Upper Yeo (Worst) 28304/32845

Deprivation in Okehampton

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 Okehampton. 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
Bridestowe 12505/32845
Exbourne 14709/32845
Drewsteignton 14912/32845
Upper Yeo 14913/32845
South Tawton 15504/32845
Okehampton North 15562/32845
Okehampton South 15562/32845
Chagford 20898/32845
Broadheath (Worst) 9654/32845

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