Is Margate, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Margate a nice place to live or is Margate rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Margate 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 Margate truly a nice place to live, or are Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Westgate on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Margate?

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 Margate. 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
Margate 162
Northwood 104
St Peter’s 90
Reading Street 79
Isle of Thanet 64
Bromstone 49
Twenties 43
Haine 42
Garlinge 41
Manston 15

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Margate. 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 Margate 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 Beacon Road ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Beacon Road (Best) 12442/32845
Thanet Villages 11680/32845
Cliftonville East 11328/32845
Salmestone 10293/32845
Westbrook 9041/32845
Garlinge 6283/32845
Northwood 2461/32845
Dane Valley 2300/32845
Cliftonville West 1581/32845
Margate Central (Worst) 1077/32845
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Your Health in Margate

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Thanet (Margate) 1.7% 5.8%
Swale 1.32% 4.42%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06%
Dover 1.33% 4.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cliftonville East (Best) 16363/32845
Thanet Villages 15908/32845
Garlinge 13746/32845
Beacon Road 12923/32845
Westbrook 11818/32845
Salmestone 8838/32845
Dane Valley 6803/32845
Northwood 4998/32845
Cliftonville West 3819/32845
Margate Central (Worst) 1844/32845
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Deprivation in Margate

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 Margate. 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
Cliftonville East (Best) 17326/32845
Thanet Villages 13478/32845
Westbrook 13119/32845
Beacon Road 11637/32845
Garlinge 10416/32845
Salmestone 8120/32845
Northwood 4596/32845
Dane Valley 4019/32845
Cliftonville West 1780/32845
Margate Central (Worst) 1312/32845

Average rent in Margate

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Margate

If you are thinking of moving to Margate, 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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