Is Sudbury, Suffolk a nice place to live?

Is Sudbury a nice place to live or is Sudbury rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Sudbury 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 Sudbury truly a nice place to live, or are Halstead, Clare and Hadleigh a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Sudbury?

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 Sudbury. 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 Cornard 28
Chilton 27
Brundon 22
Cornard Tye 14
Newman’s Green 12
Ballingdon 7
Acton 7
Cuckoo Tye 4
Great Waldingfield 2
Borley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Sudbury. 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 Sudbury 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 Stour Valley South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Stour Valley South (Best) 28195/32845
Stour Valley North 24272/32845
Long Melford 21099/32845
Bures St Mary & Nayland 16646/32845
Great Cornard 16625/32845
Assington 14788/32845
Sudbury South East 14752/32845
Sudbury North West 13302/32845
Sudbury North East 12930/32845
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Your Health in Sudbury

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Tendring 1.78% 5.83%
Braintree 0.93% 3.43%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12%
Babergh (Sudbury) 0.89% 3.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stour Valley South (Best) 28867/32845
Assington 27619/32845
Stour Valley North 26435/32845
Bures St Mary & Nayland 26418/32845
Long Melford 23845/32845
Sudbury North West 18608/32845
Great Cornard 18562/32845
Sudbury North East 16953/32845
Sudbury South East 16520/32845
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Deprivation in Sudbury

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 Sudbury. 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
Stour Valley South (Best) 19590/32845
Long Melford 19452/32845
Assington 19120/32845
Stour Valley North 18375/32845
Bures St Mary & Nayland 17779/32845
Great Cornard 16223/32845
Sudbury North West 15801/32845
Sudbury South East 15358/32845
Sudbury North East 12626/32845

Average rent in Sudbury

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sudbury

If you are thinking of moving to Sudbury, 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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