Moving to Brading, Isle of Wight? What you need to know

Moving to Brading, Isle of Wight - What you need to know
Moving to Brading, Isle of Wight - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Brading a nice place to live?'' 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 Brading 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 Brading truly a nice place to live, or are Appley, Ryde and Sandown a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Brading

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 Brading. 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
Weeks 54
Oakfield 54
Appley 47
Sandown 47
Adgestone 30
Morton 23
Pondwell 17
Nettlestone 6
Bembridge 4
Ashey 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Nettlestone and Seaview (Best) 26494/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 25701/32845
Ryde East 17589/32845
Ryde West 17054/32845
Lake North 16476/32845
Ryde South 14258/32845
Sandown South 9262/32845
Ryde North West 9058/32845
Sandown North 9020/32845
Ryde North East (Worst) 7528/32845

Your Health in Brading

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Isle of Wight (Brading) 1.47% 5.01%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Nettlestone and Seaview (Best) 22277/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 21927/32845
Ryde West 15147/32845
Lake North 13835/32845
Ryde East 12917/32845
Ryde South 12601/32845
Sandown South 11715/32845
Ryde North East 9834/32845
Sandown North 9643/32845
Ryde North West (Worst) 9629/32845

Deprivation in Brading

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 Brading. 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
Nettlestone and Seaview (Best) 23043/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 19937/32845
Lake North 12676/32845
Ryde West 11396/32845
Ryde East 9211/32845
Sandown North 8581/32845
Sandown South 7849/32845
Ryde South 7415/32845
Ryde North West 7333/32845
Ryde North East (Worst) 6482/32845

Average rent in Brading

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brading

If you are thinking of moving to Brading, 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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