Is King’s Lynn, Norfolk a nice place to live?

Is King's Lynn a nice place to live or is King's Lynn rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that King's Lynn 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 King's Lynn truly a nice place to live, or are Wisbech, Long Sutton and Downham Market a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in King's Lynn?

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 King's Lynn. 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
Gaywood 157
South Wootton 46
Fairstead 45
Castle Rising 13
North Runcton 6
Tower End 4
Saddle Bow 3
North Wootton 2
Fair Green 2
Great Ouse 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for King's Lynn. 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 King's Lynn 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 West Winch ward.

Ward Average rank in England
West Winch (Best) 30137/32845
Clenchwarton 29928/32845
Gaywood North Bank 24260/32845
South & West Lynn 21000/32845
Springwood 17571/32845
Fairstead 12837/32845
Gaywood Clock 10200/32845
Gaywood Chase 9718/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 9113/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 7274/32845
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Your Health in King's Lynn

If you are thinking of moving to King's Lynn, 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 King's Lynn 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 (King's Lynn) 1.31% 4.8%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Springwood (Best) 16006/32845
West Winch 13301/32845
Clenchwarton 12595/32845
Gaywood North Bank 12397/32845
Gaywood Clock 8322/32845
South & West Lynn 8065/32845
Fairstead 6953/32845
Gaywood Chase 5885/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 4506/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 3442/32845
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Deprivation in King's Lynn

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 King's Lynn. 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
Springwood (Best) 20141/32845
Gaywood North Bank 19201/32845
West Winch 16913/32845
Clenchwarton 13749/32845
Gaywood Chase 10844/32845
Gaywood Clock 9735/32845
Fairstead 9253/32845
South & West Lynn 8703/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 7372/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 2913/32845

Average rent in King's Lynn

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for King's Lynn 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 King's Lynn.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in King's Lynn

If you are thinking of moving to King's Lynn, 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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