Moving to Beccles, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Beccles, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Beccles in Suffolk? 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 Beccles 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 Beccles the land of milk and honey or are Loddon, Bungay and Carlton Colville a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Beccles

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Beccles. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Beccles 34
Gillingham 15
Barnby 2
Geldeston 1
Stockton 1
Aldeby 1
Waterheath 0
Bull’s Green 0
Ilketshall St Andrew 0
Haddiscoe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kirkley & Pakefield (Best) 11843/32845
Kessingland 17443/32845
Carlton & Whitton 17932/32845
Oulton Broad 20060/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 21125/32845
Carlton Colville 22432/32845
Thurlton 25444/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25696/32845
Brooke 31871/32845
Harbour & Normanston (Worst) 5079/32845
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Your Health in Beccles

If you are thinking of moving to Beccles, 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 Beccles 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
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Great Yarmouth 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46% 13.37% 35.8% 46.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carlton & Whitton (Best) 11659/32845
Oulton Broad 12652/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17223/32845
Carlton Colville 18302/32845
Thurlton 24533/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25270/32845
Brooke 27555/32845
Harbour & Normanston 6193/32845
Kirkley & Pakefield 8917/32845
Kessingland (Worst) 9998/32845

Deprivation in Beccles

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 Beccles. 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
Kessingland (Best) 10738/32845
Carlton & Whitton 13167/32845
Thurlton 13735/32845
Oulton Broad 16876/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17864/32845
Carlton Colville 18506/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 18647/32845
Brooke 23915/32845
Harbour & Normanston 3933/32845
Kirkley & Pakefield (Worst) 8926/32845

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