Moving to Paignton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Paignton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Paignton 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 Paignton 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 Paignton the land of milk and honey or are Brixham, Torquay and Totnes a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Paignton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Paignton. 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
Shorton 63
Torbay 60
St Michaels 59
Hollicombe 56
Paignton 43
Chelston 26
Cockington 25
Livermead 24
Churscombe 22
Collaton St Mary 8

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cockington with Chelston (Best) 15177/32845
Clifton with Maidenway 16463/32845
King's Ash 16510/32845
Shiphay 21545/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 22238/32845
Preston 24029/32845
Churston with Galmpton 26139/32845
Tormohun 4940/32845
Roundham with Hyde 9780/32845
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Your Health in Paignton

If you are thinking of moving to Paignton, 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 Paignton 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
Torbay (Paignton) 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24% 14.68% 34.89% 44.94%
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%

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

Ward Average rank in England
King's Ash (Best) 10006/32845
Cockington with Chelston 11990/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 12047/32845
Shiphay 12386/32845
Preston 13202/32845
Churston with Galmpton 14701/32845
Tormohun 4937/32845
Roundham with Hyde 5486/32845
Clifton with Maidenway 9196/32845
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Deprivation in Paignton

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 Paignton. 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
Clifton with Maidenway (Best) 10417/32845
King's Ash 10712/32845
Cockington with Chelston 14783/32845
Shiphay 15948/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 16109/32845
Preston 17197/32845
Churston with Galmpton 20408/32845
Tormohun 4454/32845
Roundham with Hyde 5293/32845

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