Moving to Brighton, East Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Brighton, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Brighton in East Sussex? 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 Brighton 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 Brighton the land of milk and honey or are Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Brighton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Brighton. 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
South Heighton 0
Newhaven 0
Exceat 0
Bishopstone 0
Norton 0
Alfriston 0
Berwick 0
Milton Street 0
Friston 0
Tarring Neville 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newhaven South (Best) 12806/32845
Newhaven North 16411/32845
Peacehaven East 18835/32845
Seaford Central 20845/32845
Seaford South 22541/32845
Ouse Valley & Ringmer 25099/32845
Seaford North 27333/32845
South Downs 27603/32845
Seaford East 28051/32845
Seaford West (Worst) 31563/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newhaven - That Jewel in the Crown

Your Health in Brighton

If you are thinking of moving to Brighton, 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 Brighton 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
Brighton and Hove 1.2% 4.08% 11.81% 33.64% 49.26%
Eastbourne 1.45% 4.74% 15.34% 35.4% 43.07%
Wealden 0.96% 3.49% 13.03% 34.93% 47.59%
Lewes (Brighton) 1.21% 4.17% 14.26% 35.52% 44.84%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newhaven South (Best) 11675/32845
Newhaven North 12790/32845
Peacehaven East 16170/32845
Seaford Central 17403/32845
Seaford North 20678/32845
Seaford South 21885/32845
Seaford East 22058/32845
Ouse Valley & Ringmer 23164/32845
Seaford West 26458/32845
South Downs (Worst) 28608/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitehawk & Moulsecoomb, Brighton, are third world areas of Sussex

Deprivation in Brighton

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 Brighton. 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
Newhaven North (Best) 11511/32845
Peacehaven East 13459/32845
Seaford Central 18648/32845
Seaford North 19270/32845
Ouse Valley & Ringmer 19602/32845
South Downs 20663/32845
Seaford South 21822/32845
Seaford East 23233/32845
Seaford West 25460/32845
Newhaven South (Worst) 9153/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Brighton – Blackpool of the South

    Brighton – Blackpool of the South

  2. Brighton, London Rd, thieving, drunken, drug-addicted central is where I work

    Brighton, London Rd, thieving, drunken, drug-addicted central is where I work

  3. Whitehawk & Moulsecoomb, Brighton, are third world areas of Sussex

    Whitehawk & Moulsecoomb, Brighton, are third world areas of Sussex

  4. Eastbourne  – A gangster’s view

    Eastbourne – A gangster’s view

  5. Haywards Heath – the patio of England

    Haywards Heath – the patio of England

  6. Brighton: ruined by Trustafarians & middle aged hippie consumers

    Brighton: ruined by Trustafarians & middle aged hippie consumers

  7. Portslade… twinned with Mordor

    Portslade… twinned with Mordor