Moving to South Molton, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to South Molton, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to South Molton 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 South Molton 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 South Molton the land of milk and honey or are Barnstaple, Chulmleigh and Dulverton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in South Molton

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 South Molton. 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
South Molton 4
Kerscott 2
Garliford 0
Bishop’s Nympton 0
North Molton 0
Heasley Mill 0
South Radworthy 0
Bentwichen 0
High Bray 0
Holewater 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Exmoor (Best) 22383/32845
Taw Vale 28177/32845
Bratton Fleming 28234/32845
South Molton 29024/32845
Bishop's Nympton 30051/32845
Winkleigh 30158/32845
Chittlehampton 30161/32845
Witheridge 31198/32845
North Molton 32035/32845
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Your Health in South Molton

If you are thinking of moving to South Molton, 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 South Molton 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
Exeter 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
North Devon (South Molton) 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Exmoor (Best) 15748/32845
South Molton 16990/32845
Winkleigh 17576/32845
Taw Vale 22770/32845
Witheridge 22837/32845
Bishop's Nympton 22968/32845
Chittlehampton 23173/32845
Bratton Fleming 24456/32845
North Molton 25650/32845
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Deprivation in South Molton

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 South Molton. 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
Taw Vale (Best) 10237/32845
Bishop's Nympton 11322/32845
Witheridge 11425/32845
Winkleigh 12216/32845
Bratton Fleming 13758/32845
South Molton 14559/32845
Chittlehampton 16039/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845
North Molton 9842/32845

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