Moving to Yeovil, Somerset? What you need to know

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Moving to Yeovil, Somerset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Yeovil 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 Yeovil 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 Yeovil the land of milk and honey or are Sherborne, Crewkerne and South Petherton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Yeovil

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 Yeovil. 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
Hollands 129
Pen Mill 104
Up Mudford 44
Alvington 9
Chilthorne Domer 4
Brympton D’Evercy 3
Lower Odcombe 3
Holywell 1
Barwick 0
Stoford 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Coker (Best) 15348/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 15600/32845
Yeovil Westland 17696/32845
Yeovil Without 19344/32845
Brympton 21519/32845
Northstone, Ivelchester & St Michael's 24975/32845
Parrett 27390/32845
Sherborne Rural 30528/32845
Yeovil Lyde 6704/32845
Yeovil College (Worst) 9268/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Yeovil

If you are thinking of moving to Yeovil, 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 Yeovil 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 (Yeovil) 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 Yeovil. 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 Yeovil. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Yeovil Lyde (Best) 10545/32845
Yeovil College 10863/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 13081/32845
Yeovil Westland 14907/32845
Brympton 18229/32845
Coker 18806/32845
Northstone, Ivelchester & St Michael's 22431/32845
Yeovil Without 23413/32845
Parrett 23817/32845
Sherborne Rural (Worst) 27627/32845
Reader Opinion:

Yeovil - Jewel of the Chav Crown

Deprivation in Yeovil

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 Yeovil. 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
Yeovil College (Best) 12406/32845
Coker 15663/32845
Yeovil Summerlands 15765/32845
Yeovil Westland 18557/32845
Parrett 18631/32845
Sherborne Rural 19114/32845
Northstone, Ivelchester & St Michael's 20513/32845
Brympton 21843/32845
Yeovil Without 23806/32845
Yeovil Lyde (Worst) 8630/32845

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