Moving to Plymouth, Devon? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth the land of milk and honey or are Saltash, Torpoint and Sherford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Plymouth

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 Plymouth. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Plymouth 217
Mannamead 210
Stoke 196
Barbican 168
Stonehouse 127
Pennycross 120
Laira 118
Efford 114
Hartley 89
Cattedown 32

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

Ward Average rank in England
Plymstock Radford (Best) 24690/32845
Peverell 22715/32845
Compton 18708/32845
Ham 12497/32845
Efford and Lipson 11591/32845
Devonport 10130/32845
Stoke 8815/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould 7937/32845
Drake 7398/32845
St Peter and the Waterfront (Worst) 5069/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartmouth, Devon, picture postcard or chavsville?

Your Health in Plymouth

If you are thinking of moving to Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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
Plymouth (Plymouth) 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
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 Plymouth. 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 Plymouth. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Peverell (Best) 16570/32845
Plymstock Radford 14650/32845
Compton 12563/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould 7263/32845
Stoke 6681/32845
Ham 5477/32845
Efford and Lipson 4781/32845
Devonport 4009/32845
Drake 4006/32845
St Peter and the Waterfront (Worst) 2992/32845
Reader Opinion:

Plymouth, ingrate central

Deprivation in Plymouth

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 Plymouth. 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
Peverell (Best) 22274/32845
Plymstock Radford 21188/32845
Compton 19581/32845
Drake 11342/32845
Stoke 8985/32845
Sutton and Mount Gould 8317/32845
Efford and Lipson 7006/32845
Ham 6359/32845
St Peter and the Waterfront 5103/32845
Devonport (Worst) 4866/32845

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