Is Minster, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Minster a nice place to live or is Minster rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Minster 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 Minster truly a nice place to live, or are Queenborough, Sheerness and Sittingbourne a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Minster?

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 Minster. 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
Marine Town 133
Blue Town 92
Sheerness 92
Mile Town 88
Minster-in-Sheppey 38
Halfway Houses 37
Isle of Sheppey 29
Warden 18
Rushenden 7
Bay View 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Minster. 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 Minster 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 Peninsula ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Peninsula (Best) 15490/32845
Queenborough and Halfway 13796/32845
Minster Cliffs 13257/32845
Kemsley 12359/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12078/32845
Sheppey Central 9959/32845
Murston 8132/32845
Sheppey East 3811/32845
Sheerness 3116/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sheerness: industrial eyesore & the ‘crapital’ of the Isle of Sheppey

Your Health in Minster

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Medway 1.09% 3.94%
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48%
Swale (Minster) 1.32% 4.42%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Teynham and Lynsted (Best) 16576/32845
Kemsley 16077/32845
Peninsula 12705/32845
Minster Cliffs 12681/32845
Sheppey Central 12391/32845
Queenborough and Halfway 12279/32845
Murston 10541/32845
Sheppey East 6474/32845
Sheerness 3703/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gillingham: a quaint little sh*tehouse situated on the river Medway

Deprivation in Minster

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 Minster. 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
Kemsley (Best) 16356/32845
Peninsula 13549/32845
Minster Cliffs 12280/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12104/32845
Sheppey Central 11050/32845
Queenborough and Halfway 10323/32845
Murston 9121/32845
Sheppey East 4064/32845
Sheerness 1233/32845

Average rent in Minster

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Minster

If you are thinking of moving to Minster, 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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