Moving to Ashford, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Ashford, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Ashford, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ashford in Kent? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Ashford is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Ashford the land of milk and honey or are Faversham, Hythe and Tenterden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ashford

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ashford. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
South Ashford 114
Ashford 98
Bockhanger 89
Kennington 87
Bybrook 87
Great Chart 59
South Willesborough 36
Chilmington Green 23
Potters Corner 18
Hothfield 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ashford. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Ashford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Godinton (Best) 20125/32845
Conningbrook & Little Burton Farm 19508/32845
Repton 16085/32845
Weald Central 15424/32845
Willesborough 14875/32845
Bybrook 10169/32845
Furley 8923/32845
Victoria 8701/32845
Bockhanger 8279/32845
Norman (Worst) 7041/32845
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Your Health in Ashford

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Swale 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford (Ashford) 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Godinton (Best) 30494/32845
Weald Central 25403/32845
Conningbrook & Little Burton Farm 23931/32845
Repton 23720/32845
Furley 20874/32845
Victoria 19296/32845
Willesborough 18964/32845
Bybrook 17496/32845
Bockhanger 16321/32845
Norman (Worst) 14971/32845
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Deprivation in Ashford

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 Ashford. 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
Godinton (Best) 26459/32845
Conningbrook & Little Burton Farm 22233/32845
Repton 19117/32845
Weald Central 18327/32845
Bybrook 17776/32845
Willesborough 15251/32845
Bockhanger 13773/32845
Furley 13227/32845
Victoria 12801/32845
Norman (Worst) 10254/32845

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