Moving to Wincanton, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Wincanton, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wincanton 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 Wincanton 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 Wincanton the land of milk and honey or are Gillingham, Bruton and Castle Cary a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wincanton

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 Wincanton. 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
Bayford 17
Shalford 8
Stoke Trister 8
Bourton 3
Bruton 2
Combe Throop 1
Horsington 1
Hartmoor 1
Pitcombe 0
Shepton Montague 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wincanton (Best) 16788/32845
Postlebury 23549/32845
Camelot 24449/32845
Bruton 26110/32845
Milborne Port 26638/32845
Blackmoor Vale 27464/32845
Cary 28507/32845
Tower 28737/32845
Gillingham 28754/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull (Worst) 31886/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gillingham- The Bane of my Life

Your Health in Wincanton

If you are thinking of moving to Wincanton, 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 Wincanton 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
South Somerset (Wincanton) 1.03% 3.79% 13.82% 35.91% 45.45%
Sedgemoor 1.16% 4.36% 14.77% 35.16% 44.55%
Mendip 1.01% 3.79% 13.38% 35.02% 46.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wincanton (Best) 19905/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 22656/32845
Milborne Port 23538/32845
Postlebury 23962/32845
Bruton 24105/32845
Gillingham 24358/32845
Blackmoor Vale 24707/32845
Camelot 25736/32845
Cary 25834/32845
Tower (Worst) 30056/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sittingbourne, oh the joy

Deprivation in Wincanton

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 Wincanton. 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
Tower (Best) 16157/32845
Camelot 17439/32845
Postlebury 17538/32845
Wincanton 18005/32845
Blackmoor Vale 18098/32845
Stalbridge & Marnhull 18841/32845
Bruton 20828/32845
Cary 22263/32845
Gillingham 23121/32845
Milborne Port (Worst) 25848/32845

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