Moving to Topsham, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Topsham, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Topsham in Devon? 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 Topsham 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 Topsham the land of milk and honey or are Dawlish, Exeter and Exmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Topsham

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 Topsham. 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
Sandy Gate 26
Lower Wear 13
Exeter Canal 12
Clyst St Mary 11
Topsham 6
Clyst 5
Exminster 5
Clyst St George 0
Ebford 0
Exton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mincinglake and Whipton (Best) 16511/32845
Priory 21735/32845
Alphington 22634/32845
Topsham 23077/32845
Heavitree 23146/32845
Kenn Valley 25636/32845
St Loyes 26521/32845
Kenton & Starcross 30531/32845
Clyst Valley 30602/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone (Worst) 31530/32845
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Your Health in Topsham

If you are thinking of moving to Topsham, 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 Topsham 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
Torbay 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24% 14.68% 34.89% 44.94%
Exeter (Topsham) 1.1% 3.68% 11.95% 33.37% 49.91%
West Devon 1.18% 3.96% 14.28% 34.73% 45.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Priory (Best) 15204/32845
Mincinglake and Whipton 15389/32845
Alphington 17736/32845
Heavitree 17798/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20823/32845
St Loyes 21112/32845
Topsham 22129/32845
Kenn Valley 23706/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone 28668/32845
Clyst Valley (Worst) 29634/32845
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Deprivation in Topsham

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 Topsham. 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
Mincinglake and Whipton (Best) 14373/32845
Priory 15714/32845
Alphington 20737/32845
Kenton & Starcross 20838/32845
Heavitree 20861/32845
Kenn Valley 21020/32845
St Loyes 22172/32845
Topsham 22820/32845
Clyst Valley 24254/32845
Woodbury & Lympstone (Worst) 25795/32845

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