Is Thetford, Norfolk a nice place to live?

Is Thetford a nice place to live or is Thetford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Thetford 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 Thetford truly a nice place to live, or are Watton, Brandon and Mildenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Thetford?

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 Thetford. 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
Little Ouse 14
Honington 5
Croxton 4
Ickburgh 3
Barnham 2
Stonebridge 0
Bridgham 0
Coney Weston 0
Harling Road 0
Hockwold cum Wilton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thetford Boudica (Best) 26157/32845
Bardwell 25731/32845
Forest 24513/32845
Lakenheath 22079/32845
Brandon East 21870/32845
Brandon West 20443/32845
Thetford Castle 20121/32845
Brandon Central 18905/32845
Thetford Priory 12817/32845
Thetford Burrell (Worst) 12104/32845
Reader Opinion:

Brandon / Meadowfield, you will know that it is truly sh*t!

Your Health in Thetford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8%
Breckland (Thetford) 1.18% 4.31%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bardwell (Best) 24025/32845
Lakenheath 20976/32845
Thetford Boudica 19816/32845
Thetford Castle 19158/32845
Brandon East 18440/32845
Forest 18409/32845
Brandon Central 15808/32845
Brandon West 15111/32845
Thetford Priory 11832/32845
Thetford Burrell (Worst) 11329/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dereham - More like Drearam. Stay away if you're not a local

Deprivation in Thetford

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 Thetford. 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
Thetford Boudica (Best) 22541/32845
Thetford Castle 19442/32845
Bardwell 18249/32845
Lakenheath 17633/32845
Forest 17317/32845
Brandon East 15580/32845
Brandon West 15052/32845
Brandon Central 14319/32845
Thetford Priory 9831/32845
Thetford Burrell (Worst) 8949/32845

Average rent in Thetford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Thetford

If you are thinking of moving to Thetford, 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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