Moving to St Austell, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to St Austell, Cornwall - What you need to know
Moving to St Austell, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to St Austell 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 St Austell 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 St Austell the land of milk and honey or are Charlestown, Par and St Blazey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in St Austell

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 St Austell. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Holmbush 45
Carclaze 32
Boscoppa 30
Bethel 28
Carluddon 12
Garker 7
Charlestown 2
Higher Porthpean 1
Lower Porthpean 0
Carthew 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Mewan (Best) 30465/32845
St Austell Bethel 28329/32845
Mevagissey 27803/32845
Penwithick and Boscoppa 25207/32845
St Austell Bay 23206/32845
St Austell Poltair 21756/32845
St Blazey 19388/32845
Bugle 19141/32845
Mount Charles 17048/32845
St Austell Gover (Worst) 14114/32845

Your Health in St Austell

If you are thinking of moving to St Austell, 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 St Austell 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 (St Austell) 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 St Austell. 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 St Austell. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Mevagissey (Best) 19328/32845
St Mewan 17980/32845
St Austell Bay 17495/32845
St Austell Bethel 17492/32845
Penwithick and Boscoppa 16936/32845
St Austell Poltair 15076/32845
St Blazey 13775/32845
Bugle 12253/32845
Mount Charles 10539/32845
St Austell Gover (Worst) 6092/32845

Deprivation in St Austell

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 St Austell. 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
St Austell Bethel (Best) 19521/32845
St Austell Bay 17325/32845
St Austell Poltair 15768/32845
St Mewan 15684/32845
Mevagissey 14307/32845
Penwithick and Boscoppa 14215/32845
St Blazey 12270/32845
Mount Charles 11299/32845
Bugle 7240/32845
St Austell Gover (Worst) 6549/32845

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