Is Selsey, West Sussex a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Selsey?

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 Selsey. 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
Aldwick 14
Church Norton 9
Nyetimber 7
Earnley 5
Pagham 3
Sidlesham 2
Street End 2
Highleigh 1
Sidlesham Common 1
South Mundham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pagham (Best) 29472/32845
Aldwick West 28198/32845
The Witterings 27138/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 25590/32845
Aldwick East 25451/32845
Selsey South 24074/32845
Bersted 16631/32845
Orchard 16374/32845
Pevensey 12668/32845
Marine (Worst) 9726/32845
Reader Opinion:

Selsey, a forgotten backwater town at the end of the line (literally)

Your Health in Selsey

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Arun 1.25% 4.42%
Havant 1.31% 4.29%
Chichester (Selsey) 0.96% 3.36%

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Witterings (Best) 19712/32845
Aldwick East 19031/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 16523/32845
Aldwick West 15489/32845
Bersted 14053/32845
Selsey South 13800/32845
Pagham 12508/32845
Orchard 10155/32845
Pevensey 9374/32845
Marine (Worst) 4092/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bognor Regis is the sh*test backwater slop-house

Deprivation in Selsey

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 Selsey. 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
Aldwick East (Best) 25803/32845
Aldwick West 22260/32845
The Witterings 20321/32845
Pagham 19572/32845
Selsey South 17217/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 15878/32845
Bersted 14857/32845
Orchard 11319/32845
Pevensey 10085/32845
Marine (Worst) 7386/32845

Average rent in Selsey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Selsey

If you are thinking of moving to Selsey, 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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