Is Great Yarmouth, Norfolk a nice place to live?

Is Great Yarmouth a nice place to live or is Great Yarmouth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth truly a nice place to live, or are Acle, Caister on Sea and Gorleston a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Great Yarmouth?

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 Great Yarmouth. 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
Great Yarmouth 228
Southtown 140
Runham 109
Cobholm Island 109
Gorleston-on-Sea 59
South Denes 49
Caister-on-Sea 26
Burgh Castle 20
Mautby 0
Filby Heath 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Great Yarmouth. 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 Great Yarmouth 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 Bradwell North ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bradwell North (Best) 29307/32845
Caister South 22413/32845
Gorleston 18184/32845
Magdalen 16834/32845
Claydon 10673/32845
St Andrews 10225/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 10056/32845
Yarmouth North 5804/32845
Nelson 3340/32845
Central and Northgate (Worst) 2598/32845
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Your Health in Great Yarmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Great Yarmouth, 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 Great Yarmouth 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 (Great Yarmouth) 1.63% 5.48%
North Norfolk 1.39% 4.77%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradwell North (Best) 15429/32845
Gorleston 11683/32845
Caister South 11350/32845
St Andrews 9809/32845
Yarmouth North 7963/32845
Magdalen 7191/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 6527/32845
Claydon 4097/32845
Central and Northgate 3903/32845
Nelson (Worst) 1841/32845

Deprivation in Great Yarmouth

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 Great Yarmouth. 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
Bradwell North (Best) 21862/32845
Gorleston 15006/32845
Caister South 13270/32845
St Andrews 7789/32845
Yarmouth North 6678/32845
Magdalen 6523/32845
Claydon 3952/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 3776/32845
Central and Northgate 2250/32845
Nelson (Worst) 508/32845

Average rent in Great Yarmouth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Great Yarmouth

If you are thinking of moving to Great Yarmouth, 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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