Moving to Winsford, Somerset? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Winsford, Somerset - What you need to know

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

Crime in Winsford

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 Winsford. 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
Dulverton 1
Battleton 1
Churchtown 1
Pooltown 1
Exford 1
Edgcott 1
Timberscombe 0
Cutcombe 0
Barle 0
Holnicote 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Porlock & District (Best) 20750/32845
Minehead Central 21541/32845
Minehead North 21583/32845
Exmoor 22383/32845
Old Cleeve & District 23942/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 25027/32845
Dulverton & District 25744/32845
Bishop's Nympton 30051/32845
Clare and Shuttern 31512/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ilfracombe: gluten intolerant middle class nightmare

Your Health in Winsford

If you are thinking of moving to Winsford, 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 Winsford 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 Devon 1.27% 4.34% 14.16% 33.85% 46.38%
Torridge 1.31% 4.9% 15.42% 34.84% 43.53%
Mid Devon 0.96% 3.58% 13.37% 35.44% 46.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Periton & Woodcombe (Best) 13149/32845
Minehead Central 14145/32845
Minehead North 14625/32845
Exmoor 15748/32845
Old Cleeve & District 15810/32845
Dulverton & District 17220/32845
Porlock & District 18236/32845
Bishop's Nympton 22968/32845
Clare and Shuttern 27933/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Winsford

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 Winsford. 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
Porlock & District 11054/32845
Bishop's Nympton 11322/32845
Periton & Woodcombe 14263/32845
Clare and Shuttern 14266/32845
Minehead Central 15628/32845
Minehead North 16070/32845
Dulverton & District 9476/32845
Exmoor 9504/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Winsford, once a nice, peaceful and prosperous town

    Winsford, once a nice, peaceful and prosperous town

  2. Kazakhstan to Crewe – no thank you!

    Kazakhstan to Crewe – no thank you!

  3. Nantwich: the place that time forgot

    Nantwich: the place that time forgot

  4. Nailsea: Where the old come to die

    Nailsea: Where the old come to die

  5. “I hate life and Watchet” – said a poignant piece of graffiti

    “I hate life and Watchet” – said a poignant piece of graffiti

  6. Bristol: A battle between hipster and yokel

    Bristol: A battle between hipster and yokel

  7. Bridgwater, take your time driving through (with the doors locked)

    Bridgwater, take your time driving through (with the doors locked)

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

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

  9. Chard: The town where the garbage men make deliveries

    Chard: The town where the garbage men make deliveries