Moving to Watchet, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Watchet, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Watchet in Somerset? 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 Watchet 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 Watchet the land of milk and honey or are Minehead, Winsford and Wiveliscombe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Watchet

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 Watchet. 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
Sampford Brett 5
Beggearn Huish 5
Doniford 4
Watchet 4
Torre 3
Washford 3
Blue Anchor 1
Weacombe 0
Lower Weacombe 0
Chapel Cleeve 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Watchet & Williton (Best) 20303/32845
Quantocks 21443/32845
Minehead Central 21541/32845
Minehead North 21583/32845
Old Cleeve & District 23942/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 25027/32845
South Quantock 25465/32845
Milverton & District 26766/32845
Quantock Vale 28654/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wiveliscombe: sh*te rolled down hill and collected in one glorious cesspit

Your Health in Watchet

If you are thinking of moving to Watchet, 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 Watchet 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
Cardiff 1.6% 4.84% 12.14% 31.05% 50.37%
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09% 13.66% 34.77% 46.31%
The Vale of Glamorgan 1.49% 4.9% 13.55% 32.05% 48.01%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Watchet & Williton (Best) 10511/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 13149/32845
Minehead Central 14145/32845
Minehead North 14625/32845
Old Cleeve & District 15810/32845
Quantock Vale 19866/32845
South Quantock 21761/32845
Quantocks 24093/32845
Milverton & District 25952/32845
Reader Opinion:

Winsford, once a nice, peaceful and prosperous town

Deprivation in Watchet

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 Watchet. 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
Old Cleeve & District (Best) 10245/32845
Quantock Vale 11097/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 14263/32845
Minehead Central 15628/32845
Minehead North 16070/32845
South Quantock 16437/32845
Milverton & District 18145/32845
Quantocks 19355/32845
Watchet & Williton 9630/32845

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