Is Sandwich, Kent a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Sandwich?

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 Sandwich. 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
Great Stonar 14
Felderland 13
Each End 5
Ash (near Sandwich) 4
Cop Street 4
Weddington 4
Coombe 4
Cooper Street 4
Marshborough 1
Richborough Port 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sandwich (Best) 24181/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 23263/32845
Walmer 21999/32845
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe 21963/32845
Eastry Rural 18880/32845
Mill Hill 17022/32845
North Deal 16819/32845
Nethercourt 15800/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 12785/32845
Middle Deal (Worst) 11388/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dover Lifestyle

Your Health in Sandwich

If you are thinking of moving to Sandwich, 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 Sandwich 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 1.7% 5.8%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93%
Dover (Sandwich) 1.33% 4.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe (Best) 22516/32845
Sandwich 22493/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 21618/32845
Walmer 21477/32845
Eastry Rural 18293/32845
North Deal 18034/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 16847/32845
Mill Hill 16637/32845
Nethercourt 14863/32845
Middle Deal (Worst) 13202/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dover - Arsehole of England

Deprivation in Sandwich

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 Sandwich. 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
Walmer (Best) 21991/32845
Sandwich 20766/32845
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe 19498/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 18866/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 16485/32845
North Deal 16263/32845
Mill Hill 15279/32845
Nethercourt 15276/32845
Eastry Rural 13531/32845
Middle Deal (Worst) 13114/32845

Average rent in Sandwich

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sandwich

If you are thinking of moving to Sandwich, 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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