Moving to Portishead, Somerset? What you need to know

Moving to Portishead, Somerset - What you need to know
Moving to Portishead, Somerset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Portishead a nice place to live?'' 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 Portishead 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 Portishead truly a nice place to live, or are Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead and North Weston a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Portishead

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 Portishead. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Portishead 23
North Weston 17
Sheepway 9
Stone-edge Batch 6
Redcliffe Bay 4
Walton-in-Gordano 4
Portbury 4
Norton’s Wood 3
Clapton in Gordano 3
Farley 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gordano Valley (Best) 26755/32845
Nailsea Golden Valley 26452/32845
Portishead West 26301/32845
Nailsea Yeo 24977/32845
Clevedon Walton 24924/32845
Nailsea Youngwood 24879/32845
Nailsea West End 24731/32845
Portishead East 23149/32845
Portishead South 21604/32845
Portishead North (Worst) 20606/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Portishead

If you are thinking of moving to Portishead, 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 Portishead compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bristol, City of 1.27% 4.22%
Caerphilly 2.14% 7.18%
Newport 1.76% 5.6%
North Somerset (Portishead) 1.18% 4.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gordano Valley (Best) 29295/32845
Portishead North 26890/32845
Nailsea Golden Valley 26204/32845
Nailsea Youngwood 25294/32845
Portishead East 25038/32845
Portishead West 25018/32845
Clevedon Walton 24423/32845
Nailsea West End 24262/32845
Nailsea Yeo 22193/32845
Portishead South (Worst) 21300/32845
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Deprivation in Portishead

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 Portishead. 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
Nailsea Golden Valley (Best) 30580/32845
Portishead North 29161/32845
Gordano Valley 28505/32845
Portishead East 28449/32845
Clevedon Walton 27972/32845
Nailsea Youngwood 27107/32845
Portishead West 26798/32845
Nailsea Yeo 26033/32845
Nailsea West End 24816/32845
Portishead South (Worst) 24315/32845

Average rent in Portishead

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Portishead are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Portishead.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Portishead

If you are thinking of moving to Portishead, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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