Moving to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight? What you need to know

Moving to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight - What you need to know
Moving to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Yarmouth a nice place to live?'' 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 Yarmouth 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 Yarmouth truly a nice place to live, or are Lymington, Cowes and Newport a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Yarmouth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Yarmouth. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Norton Green 18
Warden Point 12
Freshwater 11
Afton 4
Norton 2
Shalfleet 1
Bouldnor 1
Shalcombe 1
Freshwater Bay 0
Brookgreen 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Wight (Best) 29198/32845
Milford 27614/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 27404/32845
Freshwater North 23339/32845
Freshwater South 23013/32845
Buckland 22867/32845
Totland 22096/32845
Carisbrooke 20966/32845
Lymington Town 16788/32845
Pennington (Worst) 13153/32845
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Your Health in Yarmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Yarmouth, 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 Yarmouth compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Southampton 1.2% 3.89%
Isle of Wight (Yarmouth) 1.47% 5.01%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Milford (Best) 29384/32845
Lymington Town 27425/32845
Buckland 24080/32845
Pennington 22010/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 18939/32845
West Wight 18577/32845
Carisbrooke 17425/32845
Totland 16824/32845
Freshwater South 13009/32845
Freshwater North (Worst) 12211/32845
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Deprivation in Yarmouth

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 Yarmouth. 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
Milford (Best) 28361/32845
Lymington Town 27479/32845
Buckland 21142/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 21065/32845
Pennington 19841/32845
Totland 16221/32845
Carisbrooke 16111/32845
Freshwater South 14974/32845
West Wight 14463/32845
Freshwater North (Worst) 12484/32845

Average rent in Yarmouth

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Yarmouth are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Yarmouth.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Yarmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Yarmouth, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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