Moving to Saltash, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Saltash, Cornwall - What you need to know

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

Crime in Saltash

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 Saltash. 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
Ernesettle 100
Barne Barton 74
South Pill 30
Saltash 23
Burraton 18
Wearde 18
Carkeel 16
Burraton Coombe 11
Forder 11
Landulph 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Budeaux (Best) 10668/32845
Ham 12497/32845
Torpoint East 18102/32845
Saltash East 19710/32845
Saltash South 22368/32845
Peverell 22715/32845
Saltash North 24189/32845
Saltash West 28246/32845
Torpoint West 31330/32845
Honicknowle (Worst) 8687/32845
Reader Opinion:

Plymouth, ingrate central

Your Health in Saltash

If you are thinking of moving to Saltash, 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 Saltash 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
Cornwall (Saltash) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
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 Saltash. 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 Saltash. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Saltash South (Best) 12573/32845
Saltash East 12941/32845
Torpoint West 14701/32845
Saltash West 16370/32845
Saltash North 16559/32845
Peverell 16570/32845
Honicknowle 3862/32845
St Budeaux 3926/32845
Torpoint East 4994/32845
Ham (Worst) 5477/32845
Reader Opinion:

Saltash: behind the smoke and mirrors lies a cruel, jealous, vindictive town

Deprivation in Saltash

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 Saltash. 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
Torpoint East (Best) 10371/32845
Saltash East 14406/32845
Saltash South 16734/32845
Saltash North 19572/32845
Torpoint West 21019/32845
Saltash West 21130/32845
Peverell 22274/32845
Honicknowle 4994/32845
St Budeaux 6234/32845
Ham (Worst) 6359/32845

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