Is Chichester, West Sussex a nice place to live?

Is Chichester a nice place to live or is Chichester rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Chichester 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 Chichester truly a nice place to live, or are Emsworth, Bognor Regis and Selsey a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Chichester?

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 Chichester. 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
Portfield 127
Chichester 99
The Close 90
Shopwyke 44
Maudlin 43
Fishbourne 17
Stockbridge 17
Temple Bar 5
Donnington 4
Apuldram 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chichester. 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 Chichester 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 Pagham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Pagham (Best) 29472/32845
Harbour Villages 24414/32845
Chichester West 23128/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 22822/32845
Chichester North 22076/32845
Chichester Central 20570/32845
Chichester South 19887/32845
Lavant 18869/32845
Bersted 16631/32845
Chichester East (Worst) 15496/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow tossers!

Your Health in Chichester

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Arun 1.25% 4.42%
Havant 1.31% 4.29%
Chichester (Chichester) 0.96% 3.36%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lavant (Best) 25353/32845
Harbour Villages 24423/32845
Chichester North 23570/32845
Chichester West 19865/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 19140/32845
Chichester Central 17180/32845
Chichester South 14317/32845
Bersted 14053/32845
Chichester East 13504/32845
Pagham (Worst) 12508/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bognor Regis is the sh*test backwater slop-house

Deprivation in Chichester

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 Chichester. 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
Harbour Villages (Best) 25958/32845
Chichester North 24100/32845
Chichester West 22657/32845
Chichester Central 19913/32845
Pagham 19572/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 18406/32845
Chichester South 16938/32845
Lavant 16415/32845
Bersted 14857/32845
Chichester East (Worst) 13650/32845

Average rent in Chichester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chichester

If you are thinking of moving to Chichester, 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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