Is Beccles, Suffolk a nice place to live?

Is Beccles a nice place to live or is Beccles rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Beccles 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 Beccles truly a nice place to live, or are Loddon, Bungay and Carlton Colville a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Beccles?

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 Beccles. 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
Beccles 25
Gillingham 9
Stockton 3
Barnby 2
Waterheath 0
Haddiscoe 0
Aldeby 0
Geldeston 0
Bull’s Green 0
Ilketshall St Andrew 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Beccles. 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 Beccles 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 Brooke ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Brooke (Best) 31871/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25696/32845
Thurlton 25444/32845
Carlton Colville 22432/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 21125/32845
Oulton Broad 20060/32845
Carlton & Whitton 17932/32845
Kessingland 17443/32845
Kirkley & Pakefield 11843/32845
Harbour & Normanston (Worst) 5079/32845
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Your Health in Beccles

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Norwich 1.24% 4.42%
Great Yarmouth 1.63% 5.48%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brooke (Best) 27555/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25270/32845
Thurlton 24533/32845
Carlton Colville 18302/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17223/32845
Oulton Broad 12652/32845
Carlton & Whitton 11659/32845
Kessingland 9998/32845
Kirkley & Pakefield 8917/32845
Harbour & Normanston (Worst) 6193/32845

Deprivation in Beccles

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 Beccles. 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
Brooke (Best) 23915/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 18647/32845
Carlton Colville 18506/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17864/32845
Oulton Broad 16876/32845
Thurlton 13735/32845
Carlton & Whitton 13167/32845
Kessingland 10738/32845
Kirkley & Pakefield 8926/32845
Harbour & Normanston (Worst) 3933/32845

Average rent in Beccles

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Beccles

If you are thinking of moving to Beccles, 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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