Is Littlehampton, West Sussex a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Littlehampton?

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 Littlehampton. 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
Toddington 129
Littlehampton 102
Poling 35
Rustington 32
Angmering 27
Poling Corner 9
Horsemere Green 8
Crossbush 3
Atherington 3
Brookpits 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Littlehampton. 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 Littlehampton 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 Middleton-on-Sea ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Middleton-on-Sea (Best) 28319/32845
Rustington West 25401/32845
East Preston 24006/32845
Rustington East 23089/32845
Arundel & Walberton 22584/32845
Brookfield 21961/32845
Yapton 20729/32845
Beach 17760/32845
Courtwick with Toddington 9377/32845
River (Worst) 9148/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester: The Hyacinth Bucket of the South

Your Health in Littlehampton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Arun (Littlehampton) 1.25% 4.42%
Worthing 1.1% 4.16%
Chichester 0.96% 3.36%
Adur 1.25% 4.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Arundel & Walberton (Best) 19603/32845
East Preston 19147/32845
Middleton-on-Sea 17183/32845
Rustington West 16472/32845
Brookfield 15541/32845
Beach 13916/32845
Rustington East 13739/32845
Yapton 12068/32845
Courtwick with Toddington 9764/32845
River (Worst) 8479/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Littlehampton

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 Littlehampton. 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
East Preston (Best) 22513/32845
Rustington West 22403/32845
Middleton-on-Sea 20944/32845
Arundel & Walberton 19094/32845
Rustington East 18893/32845
Beach 17487/32845
Brookfield 15233/32845
Yapton 15068/32845
Courtwick with Toddington 9298/32845
River (Worst) 9179/32845

Average rent in Littlehampton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Littlehampton

If you are thinking of moving to Littlehampton, 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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