Moving to Weymouth, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Weymouth, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Weymouth in Dorset? 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 Weymouth 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 Weymouth the land of milk and honey or are Chickerell, Dorchester and Portland a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Weymouth

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 Weymouth. 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
Southill 52
Radipole 32
Littlemoor 29
Southlands 24
Lanehouse 17
Coldharbour 16
Redlands 5
Nottington 5
Charlestown 3
Chickerell 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westham (Best) 15632/32845
Portland 17600/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 18010/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 19997/32845
Radipole 20754/32845
Littlemoor & Preston 20950/32845
Chickerell 23317/32845
Crossways 25916/32845
Upwey & Broadwey 28299/32845
Melcombe Regis (Worst) 6870/32845
Reader Opinion:

Isle of Portland - Where hope goes to die

Your Health in Weymouth

If you are thinking of moving to Weymouth, 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 Weymouth 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
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%
East Devon 1.13% 3.99% 15.07% 36.02% 43.79%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Radipole (Best) 11422/32845
Upwey & Broadwey 12134/32845
Melcombe Regis 1227/32845
Chickerell 13231/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 19436/32845
Crossways 22141/32845
Westham 6062/32845
Portland 7942/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 9183/32845
Littlemoor & Preston (Worst) 9598/32845
Reader Opinion:

Abingdon or more accurately, "ScAbingdon"

Deprivation in Weymouth

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 Weymouth. 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
Portland (Best) 10048/32845
Rodwell & Wyke 12931/32845
Radipole 17473/32845
Littlemoor & Preston 17564/32845
Chickerell 18355/32845
Dorchester Poundbury 19436/32845
Upwey & Broadwey 19755/32845
Crossways 21201/32845
Melcombe Regis 3293/32845
Westham (Worst) 8823/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






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    Isle of Portland – Where hope goes to die

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    Weymouth: Every day is like Sunday

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    Axminster: The worst town I have ever visited!

  4. Bridport: historic **** town

    Bridport: historic **** town

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    The Isle of Portland: The jewel in Dorset’s butt cheeks

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    Shaftesbury – it’s great if you’re old and rich

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    Sunny, Sunny Bournemouth, it’s more like crappy, crappy Bournemouth

  8. Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

    Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

  9. Poole “it’s a beautiful place”, yeah right!!!!!!

    Poole “it’s a beautiful place”, yeah right!!!!!!