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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sturminster Newton a nice place to live?'' 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Shillingstone 3
Child Okeford 3
Okeford Fitzpaine 2
The Bridge 1
Margaret Marsh 1
Stalbridge 0
Newton 0
Pleck 0
Walton Elm 0
Cale 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
Stalbridge & Marnhull (Best) 31886/32845
Winterborne North 29220/32845
Blackmore Vale 29024/32845
Sturminster Newton 28783/32845
Gillingham 28754/32845
Sherborne East 28356/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 27815/32845
Blandford 24565/32845
Beacon 24111/32845
Shaftesbury Town (Worst) 23489/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
New Forest 1.08% 3.81%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79%

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
Sturminster Newton (Best) 25319/32845
Blackmore Vale 24714/32845
Gillingham 24358/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 23682/32845
Beacon 23040/32845
Shaftesbury Town 22852/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 22656/32845
Winterborne North 22493/32845
Blandford 21908/32845
Sherborne East (Worst) 20805/32845
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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
Gillingham (Best) 23121/32845
Sturminster Newton 20230/32845
Blandford 20146/32845
Sherborne East 19685/32845
Shaftesbury Town 18930/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 18841/32845
Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants 17888/32845
Blackmore Vale 17785/32845
Winterborne North 16634/32845
Beacon (Worst) 15258/32845

Average rent in Sturminster Newton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Sturminster Newton are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Sturminster Newton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sturminster Newton

If you are thinking of moving to Sturminster Newton, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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