Moving to Wimborne Minster, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Wimborne Minster, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wimborne Minster 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 Wimborne Minster 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 Wimborne Minster the land of milk and honey or are Bournemouth, Ferndown and Poole a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wimborne Minster

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 Wimborne Minster. 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
Colehill 25
Broom Hill 11
Ashington 9
Lambs Green 9
Oakley 6
Pamphill 4
Grange 3
Clapgate 3
Furzehill 3
Chilbridge 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alderney & Bourne Valley (Best) 15163/32845
Wimborne Minster 18287/32845
Bearwood & Merley 22693/32845
Canford Heath 24178/32845
Creekmoor 25928/32845
Ferndown South 27026/32845
Colehill & Wimborne Minster East 27933/32845
Broadstone 29818/32845
Ferndown North 30111/32845
Corfe Mullen (Worst) 30175/32845
Reader Opinion:

I had the misfortune of visiting Boscombe

Your Health in Wimborne Minster

If you are thinking of moving to Wimborne Minster, 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 Wimborne Minster 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
Southampton 1.2% 3.89% 12.36% 34.99% 47.56%
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alderney & Bourne Valley (Best) 15025/32845
Canford Heath 16292/32845
Creekmoor 19021/32845
Bearwood & Merley 19936/32845
Wimborne Minster 24785/32845
Ferndown South 25495/32845
Ferndown North 26266/32845
Broadstone 27085/32845
Colehill & Wimborne Minster East 27321/32845
Corfe Mullen (Worst) 28209/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sheerness: where hopes, dreams and junkies go to die

Deprivation in Wimborne Minster

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 Wimborne Minster. 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
Alderney & Bourne Valley (Best) 14060/32845
Canford Heath 17368/32845
Creekmoor 19151/32845
Bearwood & Merley 20782/32845
Wimborne Minster 23208/32845
Ferndown South 23792/32845
Ferndown North 25852/32845
Colehill & Wimborne Minster East 27017/32845
Corfe Mullen 29775/32845
Broadstone (Worst) 30867/32845

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

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

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

  3. Sherborne is a quiet peaceful town, but underneath it is a festering wound

    Sherborne is a quiet peaceful town, but underneath it is a festering wound

  4. Weymouth: Every day is like Sunday

    Weymouth: Every day is like Sunday

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

    Sherborne, a hideously deranged town that looks great from afar

  6. Bournemouth, quite possibly the biggest lie ever conceived.

    Bournemouth, quite possibly the biggest lie ever conceived.

  7. Bridport: historic **** town

    Bridport: historic **** town

  8. I had the misfortune of visiting Boscombe

    I had the misfortune of visiting Boscombe

  9. Boscombe & Southbourne in Bournemouth, my advice is stay away!

    Boscombe & Southbourne in Bournemouth, my advice is stay away!