Moving to South Petherton, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to South Petherton, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to South Petherton 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 South Petherton 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 Petherton the land of milk and honey or are Crewkerne, Ilminster and Langport a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in South Petherton

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 Petherton. 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
Martock 13
Coat 11
South Petherton 11
Moor 7
Bower Hinton 6
Compton Durville 1
Shepton Beauchamp 1
Watergore 0
Southay 0
Lower Stratton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport (Best) 19856/32845
Hamdon 21094/32845
Crewkerne 21274/32845
Ilminster 22002/32845
Martock 22169/32845
South Petherton 24228/32845
Eggwood 25092/32845
Burrow Hill 26076/32845
Islemoor 26875/32845
Parrett (Worst) 27390/32845
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Your Health in South Petherton

If you are thinking of moving to South Petherton, 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 Petherton 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 (South Petherton) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crewkerne (Best) 16242/32845
Eggwood 17956/32845
Martock 18625/32845
Hamdon 19769/32845
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport 20088/32845
Ilminster 21088/32845
South Petherton 22587/32845
Parrett 23817/32845
Islemoor 23972/32845
Burrow Hill (Worst) 24843/32845

Deprivation in South Petherton

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 Petherton. 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
Islemoor (Best) 13563/32845
South Petherton 16882/32845
Curry Rivel, Huish & Langport 16915/32845
Crewkerne 17398/32845
Burrow Hill 17553/32845
Hamdon 18410/32845
Parrett 18631/32845
Ilminster 18773/32845
Martock 21238/32845
Eggwood (Worst) 21400/32845

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