Moving to Shepton Mallet, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Shepton Mallet, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Shepton Mallet in Somerset? 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 Shepton Mallet 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 Shepton Mallet the land of milk and honey or are Bruton, Midsomer Norton and Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Shepton Mallet

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 Shepton Mallet. 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
Downside 25
Shepton Mallet 23
Bowlish 23
Bodden 14
Field 10
Doulting 6
Cannard’s Grave 2
Beardly Batch 2
Croscombe 2
Chelynch 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shepton East (Best) 13334/32845
Wells Central 14076/32845
Wells St Cuthbert's 14152/32845
Shepton West 20089/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 21857/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 26268/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 26330/32845
Wells St Thomas' 26391/32845
Creech 28246/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoke-on-Trent a.k.a Joke-on-Trent

Your Health in Shepton Mallet

If you are thinking of moving to Shepton Mallet, 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 Shepton Mallet 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
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Bath and North East Somerset 0.91% 3.31% 11.85% 33.43% 50.5%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip (Shepton Mallet) 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wells St Cuthbert's (Best) 15201/32845
Wells Central 17114/32845
Shepton East 17172/32845
Shepton West 17825/32845
Creech 19111/32845
Wells St Thomas' 22023/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 22240/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 25557/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 25821/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Deprivation in Shepton Mallet

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 Shepton Mallet. 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
Wells St Cuthbert's (Best) 14466/32845
Wells Central 14716/32845
Shepton East 17079/32845
Shepton West 18777/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 18850/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 20353/32845
Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton 20745/32845
Creech 22305/32845
Wells St Thomas' 24957/32845

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