Is Battle, East Sussex a nice place to live?

Is Battle a nice place to live or is Battle rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Battle is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Battle truly a nice place to live, or are Bexhill on Sea, Hastings and Ore Valley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Battle?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Battle. 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
Watermill 14
Battle 7
Crowhurst 6
Green Street 5
Netherfield 3
Canadia 2
Telham 2
John’s Cross 1
Catsfield Stream 0
Catsfield 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Battle. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Battle and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Conquest ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Conquest (Best) 26107/32845
Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 25570/32845
North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington 23917/32845
South Battle & Telham 23442/32845
Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 23155/32845
Sedlescombe & Westfield 19506/32845
Ashdown 18830/32845
Wishing Tree 11489/32845
Hollington 10992/32845
Bexhill Sidley (Worst) 10416/32845
Reader Opinion:

Crowhurst: Why you SHOULDN'T live here

Your Health in Battle

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Hastings 1.72% 5.72%
Eastbourne 1.45% 4.74%
Wealden 0.96% 3.49%
Rother (Battle) 1.41% 4.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington (Best) 23353/32845
South Battle & Telham 21529/32845
Sedlescombe & Westfield 18360/32845
Conquest 15367/32845
Ashdown 14959/32845
Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 11883/32845
Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 10820/32845
Wishing Tree 6570/32845
Bexhill Sidley 5268/32845
Hollington (Worst) 3049/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hastings - A run down seaside ghetto

Deprivation in Battle

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 Battle. 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
Conquest (Best) 21269/32845
North Battle, Netherfield & Whatlington 20228/32845
South Battle & Telham 19680/32845
Bexhill Old Town & Worsham 16780/32845
Sedlescombe & Westfield 16557/32845
Ashdown 14941/32845
Bexhill Pebsham & St Michaels 12586/32845
Wishing Tree 5948/32845
Bexhill Sidley 5367/32845
Hollington (Worst) 3257/32845

Average rent in Battle

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Battle 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 Battle.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Battle

If you are thinking of moving to Battle, 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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