Is Hunstanton, Norfolk a nice place to live?

Is Hunstanton a nice place to live or is Hunstanton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hunstanton 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 Hunstanton truly a nice place to live, or are Skegness, King's Lynn and Wells next the Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hunstanton?

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 Hunstanton. 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
Castle Rising 6
Ingoldisthorpe 2
Burnham Market 1
Burnham Overy Town 1
Burnham Norton 1
Bircham Newton 0
Great Bircham 0
Bircham Tofts 0
Holme-next-the-Sea 0
Sandringham 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hunstanton. 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 Hunstanton 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 Bircham with Rudhams ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bircham with Rudhams (Best) 30549/32845
Dersingham 30467/32845
The Woottons 30430/32845
Brancaster 29703/32845
Snettisham 28780/32845
Heacham 27861/32845
Gayton & Grimston 27692/32845
Hunstanton 26670/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hunstanton - don't waste your time

Your Health in Hunstanton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk (Hunstanton) 1.31% 4.8%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Woottons (Best) 16589/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 14563/32845
Dersingham 12990/32845
Gayton & Grimston 12386/32845
Brancaster 12138/32845
Snettisham 11134/32845
Heacham 8641/32845
Hunstanton 8018/32845
Reader Opinion:

Boston: I am not a duck!

Deprivation in Hunstanton

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 Hunstanton. 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
The Woottons (Best) 25612/32845
Dersingham 17458/32845
Heacham 15006/32845
Snettisham 14939/32845
Gayton & Grimston 13184/32845
Brancaster 12187/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 11058/32845
Hunstanton 10852/32845

Average rent in Hunstanton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hunstanton

If you are thinking of moving to Hunstanton, 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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