Moving to Sturminster Newton, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Sturminster Newton, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sturminster Newton 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 Sturminster Newton 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 Sturminster Newton the land of milk and honey or are Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and Stalbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sturminster Newton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Sturminster Newton. 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
Child Okeford 7
Shillingstone 6
The Bridge 5
Stalbridge 2
Okeford Fitzpaine 2
Cale 1
Newton 0
Margaret Marsh 0
Pleck 0
Walton Elm 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shaftesbury Town (Best) 23489/32845
Beacon 24111/32845
Blandford 24565/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 27815/32845
Sherborne East 28356/32845
Gillingham 28754/32845
Sturminster Newton 28783/32845
Blackmore Vale 29024/32845
Winterborne North 29220/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull (Worst) 31886/32845
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Your Health in Sturminster Newton

If you are thinking of moving to Sturminster Newton, 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 Sturminster Newton 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
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherborne East (Best) 20805/32845
Blandford 21908/32845
Winterborne North 22493/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 22656/32845
Shaftesbury Town 22852/32845
Beacon 23040/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 23682/32845
Gillingham 24358/32845
Blackmore Vale 24714/32845
Sturminster Newton (Worst) 25319/32845
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Deprivation in Sturminster Newton

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 Sturminster Newton. 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
Winterborne North 16634/32845
Blackmore Vale 17785/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 17888/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 18841/32845
Shaftesbury Town 18930/32845
Sherborne East 19685/32845
Blandford 20146/32845
Sturminster Newton 20230/32845
Gillingham (Worst) 23121/32845

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