Moving to Truro, Cornwall? What you need to know

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Moving to Truro, Cornwall - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Truro in Cornwall? 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 Truro 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 Truro the land of milk and honey or are Falmouth, Penryn and St Mawes a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Truro

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 Truro. 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
Kenwyn 51
Truro 42
New Mill 20
Highertown 20
Newbridge 17
Shortlanesend 3
Idless 2
Porth Kea 2
Calenick 1
St Michael Penkevil 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Truro Tregolls (Best) 22229/32845
Perranporth 22776/32845
Truro Trehaverne 24083/32845
Truro Boscawen 24187/32845
Truro Redannick 24616/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 25657/32845
Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day 29163/32845
Threemilestone and Gloweth 29216/32845
Feock and Playing Place 31575/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias (Worst) 32236/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Truro

If you are thinking of moving to Truro, 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 Truro 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
Cornwall (Truro) 1.43% 4.87% 14.88% 33.59% 45.23%
Plymouth 1.44% 5.08% 13.95% 33.53% 46.02%
South Hams 1.11% 3.8% 13.32% 34.37% 47.41%
Isles of Scilly 0.59% 2.41% 11.26% 34.23% 51.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Truro Trehaverne (Best) 13432/32845
Perranporth 15586/32845
Truro Redannick 16023/32845
Truro Tregolls 16739/32845
Truro Boscawen 17323/32845
Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day 17524/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 18215/32845
Threemilestone and Gloweth 21081/32845
Feock and Playing Place 23894/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias (Worst) 25721/32845

Deprivation in Truro

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 Truro. 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
Perranporth (Best) 12816/32845
Newlyn and Goonhavern 13987/32845
Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day 14253/32845
Truro Trehaverne 14851/32845
Truro Tregolls 15997/32845
Truro Redannick 17406/32845
Truro Boscawen 18367/32845
Feock and Playing Place 20353/32845
Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias 22715/32845
Threemilestone and Gloweth (Worst) 23769/32845

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