Moving to Salcombe, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Salcombe, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Salcombe 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 Salcombe 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 Salcombe the land of milk and honey or are Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Modbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Salcombe

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 Salcombe. 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
Southville 12
Ticketwood 12
Salcombe 5
Batson 5
Collaton 1
Malborough 1
Frogmore 1
Sherford 1
South Milton 0
Chivelstone 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingsbridge (Best) 25733/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 28001/32845
West Dart 28847/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 29281/32845
Ivybridge West 29565/32845
Allington & Strete 31237/32845
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford 31647/32845
Stokenham 31952/32845
Charterlands 32105/32845
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Your Health in Salcombe

If you are thinking of moving to Salcombe, 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 Salcombe 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 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24% 14.68% 34.89% 44.94%
South Hams (Salcombe) 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingsbridge (Best) 19653/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 22922/32845
Ivybridge West 24557/32845
Charterlands 25930/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 26342/32845
Stokenham 27360/32845
Allington & Strete 28798/32845
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford 29073/32845
West Dart 29703/32845
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Deprivation in Salcombe

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 Salcombe. 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
Allington & Strete (Best) 16970/32845
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford 17329/32845
Stokenham 17340/32845
West Dart 17635/32845
Ermington & Ugborough 18334/32845
Kingsbridge 18441/32845
Salcombe & Thurlestone 19200/32845
Charterlands 21441/32845
Ivybridge West 28066/32845

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