Is Cranbrook, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Cranbrook a nice place to live or is Cranbrook rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Cranbrook 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 Cranbrook truly a nice place to live, or are Paddock Wood, Strood and Tenterden a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Cranbrook?

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 Cranbrook. 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
Beal’s Green 14
Four Wents 11
Cranbrook 10
Baker’s Cross 9
Gill’s Green 6
Cranbrooke Common 4
Camden Hill 4
Goudhurst 0
Benenden 0
Tubslake 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Cranbrook. 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 Cranbrook 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 Northern Rother ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Northern Rother (Best) 26781/32845
Robertsbridge 26595/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 23250/32845
Staplehurst 22374/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 22213/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 21182/32845
Biddenden 20458/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 19867/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 19601/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst (Worst) 18828/32845
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Your Health in Cranbrook

If you are thinking of moving to Cranbrook, 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 Cranbrook 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%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09%
Tunbridge Wells (Cranbrook) 0.78% 3.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Frittenden and Sissinghurst (Best) 32295/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 29539/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 29357/32845
Staplehurst 26704/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 26168/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 25326/32845
Robertsbridge 24938/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 24620/32845
Biddenden 23902/32845
Northern Rother (Worst) 21815/32845
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Deprivation in Cranbrook

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 Cranbrook. 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
Staplehurst (Best) 23469/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst 22743/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 22548/32845
Robertsbridge 21295/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 21191/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 20029/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 18435/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 17948/32845
Northern Rother 17501/32845
Biddenden (Worst) 15507/32845

Average rent in Cranbrook

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Cranbrook

If you are thinking of moving to Cranbrook, 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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