Moving to Stalbridge, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Stalbridge, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stalbridge in Dorset? 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 Stalbridge 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 Stalbridge the land of milk and honey or are Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Wincanton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stalbridge

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 Stalbridge. 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
Henstridge 7
Henstridge Ash 6
Higher Marsh 6
Stalbridge 2
Henstridge Marsh 1
Lower Marsh 1
Cale 1
Stalbridge Weston 0
Lower Nyland 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wincanton (Best) 16788/32845
Beacon 24111/32845
Milborne Port 26638/32845
Blackmoor Vale 27464/32845
Sherborne East 28356/32845
Gillingham 28754/32845
Sturminster Newton 28783/32845
Blackmore Vale 29024/32845
Sherborne West 29871/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull (Worst) 31886/32845
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Your Health in Stalbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Stalbridge, 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 Stalbridge 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%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wincanton (Best) 19905/32845
Sherborne East 20805/32845
Sherborne West 21943/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 22656/32845
Beacon 23040/32845
Milborne Port 23538/32845
Gillingham 24358/32845
Blackmoor Vale 24707/32845
Blackmore Vale 24714/32845
Sturminster Newton (Worst) 25319/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

Deprivation in Stalbridge

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 Stalbridge. 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
Beacon (Best) 15258/32845
Blackmore Vale 17785/32845
Wincanton 18005/32845
Blackmoor Vale 18098/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 18841/32845
Sherborne West 19395/32845
Sherborne East 19685/32845
Sturminster Newton 20230/32845
Gillingham 23121/32845
Milborne Port (Worst) 25848/32845

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    Bournemouth, quite possibly the biggest lie ever conceived.

  2. Poole “it’s a beautiful place”, yeah right!!!!!!

    Poole “it’s a beautiful place”, yeah right!!!!!!

  3. Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

    Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

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    Shaftesbury – it’s great if you’re old and rich

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  6. Boscombe & Southbourne in Bournemouth, my advice is stay away!

    Boscombe & Southbourne in Bournemouth, my advice is stay away!

  7. Weymouth: Every day is like Sunday

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

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

  9. I had the misfortune of visiting Boscombe

    I had the misfortune of visiting Boscombe