Is Broadstairs, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Broadstairs a nice place to live or is Broadstairs rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Broadstairs 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 Broadstairs truly a nice place to live, or are Margate, Ramsgate and Westgate on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Broadstairs?

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 Broadstairs. 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
Dumpton 161
Northwood 136
Ramsgate 102
St Peter’s 90
St Lawrence 86
Reading Street 79
Isle of Thanet 64
Bromstone 49
Broadstairs 45
Haine 42

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Broadstairs. 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 Broadstairs 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 Bradstowe ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bradstowe (Best) 19747/32845
Kingsgate 17053/32845
St Peters 14015/32845
Beacon Road 12442/32845
Viking 11411/32845
Cliftonville East 11328/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 7497/32845
Eastcliff 2773/32845
Northwood 2461/32845
Central Harbour (Worst) 1904/32845
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Your Health in Broadstairs

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Thanet (Broadstairs) 1.7% 5.8%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93%
Dover 1.33% 4.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingsgate (Best) 24876/32845
Bradstowe 22145/32845
Viking 19698/32845
St Peters 16760/32845
Cliftonville East 16363/32845
Beacon Road 12923/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 12135/32845
Central Harbour 9187/32845
Eastcliff 7345/32845
Northwood (Worst) 4998/32845
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Deprivation in Broadstairs

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 Broadstairs. 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
Bradstowe (Best) 22418/32845
Kingsgate 21109/32845
St Peters 19450/32845
Viking 19266/32845
Cliftonville East 17326/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 12602/32845
Beacon Road 11637/32845
Central Harbour 6267/32845
Northwood 4596/32845
Eastcliff (Worst) 4474/32845

Average rent in Broadstairs

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Broadstairs

If you are thinking of moving to Broadstairs, 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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