Is Southwick, West Sussex a nice place to live?

Is Southwick a nice place to live or is Southwick rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Southwick 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 Southwick truly a nice place to live, or are Shoreham by Sea, Steyning and Worthing a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Southwick?

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 Southwick. 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
Aldrington 117
Hangleton 106
Portslade Village 89
Mile Oak 59
Fishersgate 55
Southern Cross 55
Portslade-By-Sea 55
Southwick 46
Shoreham Beach 30
Fulking 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Southwick. 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 Southwick 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 St Nicolas ward.

Ward Average rank in England
St Nicolas (Best) 25953/32845
Southlands 21867/32845
North Portslade 21258/32845
Marine 20985/32845
Southwick Green 20695/32845
Wish 18967/32845
South Portslade 18763/32845
St Mary's 17906/32845
Hillside 17863/32845
Eastbrook (Worst) 13004/32845
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Your Health in Southwick

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Brighton and Hove 1.2% 4.08%
Worthing 1.1% 4.16%
Mid Sussex 0.78% 2.76%
Adur (Southwick) 1.25% 4.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marine (Best) 26560/32845
St Nicolas 23071/32845
Wish 17633/32845
St Mary's 15837/32845
Southwick Green 15438/32845
Hillside 15369/32845
Southlands 12114/32845
Eastbrook 11744/32845
South Portslade 11739/32845
North Portslade (Worst) 11582/32845
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Deprivation in Southwick

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 Southwick. 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
St Nicolas (Best) 27224/32845
Marine 26121/32845
Wish 20442/32845
Southwick Green 19501/32845
Hillside 16244/32845
St Mary's 14291/32845
North Portslade 14087/32845
South Portslade 13178/32845
Eastbrook 12491/32845
Southlands (Worst) 9640/32845

Average rent in Southwick

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southwick

If you are thinking of moving to Southwick, 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.