Moving to Wells, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Wells, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wells 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 Wells 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 Wells the land of milk and honey or are Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Street a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wells

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wells. 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
Keward 12
Lower Milton 6
Polsham 4
Burcott 3
Croscombe 2
Green Ore 0
Holly Brook 0
Dulcote 0
Callow Hill 0
Castle 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shepton East (Best) 13334/32845
Wells Central 14076/32845
Wells St Cuthbert's 14152/32845
Shepton West 20089/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 21857/32845
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West 24697/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 26268/32845
Wells St Thomas' 26391/32845
Wedmore and Mark 28794/32845
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Your Health in Wells

If you are thinking of moving to Wells, 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 Wells 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
North Somerset 1.18% 4.09% 13.66% 34.77% 46.31%
South Somerset 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip (Wells) 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wells St Cuthbert's (Best) 15201/32845
Wells Central 17114/32845
Shepton East 17172/32845
Shepton West 17825/32845
Wells St Thomas' 22023/32845
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West 23095/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 25557/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 25821/32845
Wedmore and Mark 27309/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Deprivation in Wells

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 Wells. 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
Wells St Cuthbert's (Best) 14466/32845
Wells Central 14716/32845
Shepton East 17079/32845
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West 17756/32845
Shepton West 18777/32845
Croscombe and Pilton 18850/32845
St Cuthbert Out North 20353/32845
Wedmore and Mark 22486/32845
Wells St Thomas' 24957/32845

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