Moving to Totnes, Devon? What you need to know

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Moving to Totnes, Devon - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Totnes 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 Totnes 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 Totnes the land of milk and honey or are Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Paignton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Totnes

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 Totnes. 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
Totnes 29
Bridgetown 26
Longcause 25
Littlehempston 12
True Street 6
Berry Pomeroy 5
Shinner’s Bridge 1
Harberton 1
Belsford 1
Ashprington 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clifton with Maidenway (Best) 16463/32845
King's Ash 16510/32845
Totnes 21208/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 22238/32845
Preston 24029/32845
Ambrook 27869/32845
Marldon & Littlehempston 28410/32845
Dartington & Staverton 29550/32845
Ipplepen 31625/32845
Reader Opinion:

So you fancy a trip to Paignton?

Your Health in Totnes

If you are thinking of moving to Totnes, 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 Totnes 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
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
Torbay 1.73% 5.82% 16.31% 34.44% 41.7%
Teignbridge 1.25% 4.24% 14.68% 34.89% 44.94%
South Hams (Totnes) 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%

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

Ward Average rank in England
King's Ash (Best) 10006/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 12047/32845
Preston 13202/32845
Totnes 18104/32845
Ambrook 20946/32845
Ipplepen 21491/32845
Dartington & Staverton 24735/32845
Marldon & Littlehempston 27005/32845
Clifton with Maidenway 9196/32845
Reader Opinion:

Paignton is a toilet now

Deprivation in Totnes

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 Totnes. 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
Clifton with Maidenway (Best) 10417/32845
King's Ash 10712/32845
Totnes 15184/32845
Dartington & Staverton 15757/32845
Goodrington with Roselands 16109/32845
Preston 17197/32845
Ambrook 23352/32845
Marldon & Littlehempston 23956/32845
Ipplepen 28016/32845

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