Moving to Sherborne, Dorset? What you need to know

Moving to Sherborne, Dorset - What you need to know
Moving to Sherborne, Dorset - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sherborne 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 Sherborne 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 Sherborne truly a nice place to live, or are Stalbridge, Wincanton and Yeovil a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sherborne

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 Sherborne. 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
Up Mudford 48
Oborne 8
Sherborne 7
Gore 5
Nether Compton 4
Milborne Wick 2
Longburton 1
Charlton Horethorne 1
Stallen 0
Parkway 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherborne Rural (Best) 30528/32845
Sherborne West 29871/32845
Sherborne East 28356/32845
Blackmoor Vale 27464/32845
Milborne Port 26638/32845
Yeovil Without 19344/32845
Yeovil Westland 17696/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 15600/32845
Yeovil College 9268/32845
Yeovil Lyde (Worst) 6704/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cotford St Luke - Fantastic if you like GUNFIRE!

Your Health in Sherborne

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

Town Very Bad Bad
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherborne Rural (Best) 27627/32845
Blackmoor Vale 24707/32845
Milborne Port 23538/32845
Yeovil Without 23413/32845
Sherborne West 21943/32845
Sherborne East 20805/32845
Yeovil Westland 14907/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 13081/32845
Yeovil College 10863/32845
Yeovil Lyde (Worst) 10545/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sherborne is a quiet peaceful town, but underneath it is a festering wound

Deprivation in Sherborne

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 Sherborne. 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
Milborne Port (Best) 25848/32845
Yeovil Without 23806/32845
Sherborne East 19685/32845
Sherborne West 19395/32845
Sherborne Rural 19114/32845
Yeovil Westland 18557/32845
Blackmoor Vale 18098/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 15765/32845
Yeovil College 12406/32845
Yeovil Lyde (Worst) 8630/32845

Average rent in Sherborne

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Sherborne 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 Sherborne.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sherborne

If you are thinking of moving to Sherborne, 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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