Is Lydd, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Lydd a nice place to live or is Lydd rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Lydd 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 Lydd truly a nice place to live, or are Rye, Winchelsea and New Romney a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Lydd?

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 Lydd. 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
Littlestone-on-Sea 23
New Romney 16
St Mary’s Bay 12
Greatstone-on-Sea 6
Jury’s Gap 3
Lade 1
Dungeness 1
Ivychurch 0
Brenzett 0
St Mary in the Marsh 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lydd. 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 Lydd 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 Isle of Oxney ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Isle of Oxney (Best) 24057/32845
Hythe Rural 24054/32845
Brede & Udimore 21575/32845
Park Farm South 20933/32845
Saxon Shore 20657/32845
Romney Marsh 20404/32845
New Romney 19738/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 18202/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 18090/32845
Eastern Rother (Worst) 16066/32845
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Your Health in Lydd

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Shepway (Lydd) 1.49% 4.93%
Hastings 1.72% 5.72%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Isle of Oxney (Best) 25902/32845
Saxon Shore 25538/32845
Park Farm South 24333/32845
Brede & Udimore 18408/32845
Hythe Rural 17536/32845
Eastern Rother 17340/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 16739/32845
New Romney 14271/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 13171/32845
Romney Marsh (Worst) 9593/32845
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Deprivation in Lydd

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 Lydd. 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
Park Farm South (Best) 24237/32845
Brede & Udimore 19801/32845
Saxon Shore 17341/32845
New Romney 15552/32845
Hythe Rural 14886/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 12203/32845
Isle of Oxney 11493/32845
Eastern Rother 9779/32845
Romney Marsh 8956/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh (Worst) 8036/32845

Average rent in Lydd

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lydd

If you are thinking of moving to Lydd, 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.