Moving to Bungay, Suffolk? What you need to know

Moving to Bungay, Suffolk - What you need to know
Moving to Bungay, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bungay 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 Bungay 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 Bungay truly a nice place to live, or are Loddon, Redenhall with Harleston and Beccles a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bungay

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 Bungay. 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
Bungay 11
Broome 10
Annis Hill 7
Waveney 3
Ilketshall St Margaret 1
Earsham 0
Geldeston 0
Thwaite St Mary 0
Great Common 0
Ilketshall St Andrew 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rockland (Best) 32094/32845
Brooke 31871/32845
Fressingfield 30813/32845
Beck Vale, Dickleburgh & Scole 27534/32845
Halesworth & Blything 26004/32845
Harleston 25887/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25696/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 24593/32845
Bungay & Wainford 21365/32845
Beccles & Worlingham (Worst) 21125/32845

Your Health in Bungay

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Norwich 1.24% 4.42%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fressingfield (Best) 31529/32845
Brooke 27555/32845
Rockland 27070/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 25270/32845
Beck Vale, Dickleburgh & Scole 23397/32845
Harleston 23046/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 21846/32845
Halesworth & Blything 20643/32845
Bungay & Wainford 17673/32845
Beccles & Worlingham (Worst) 17223/32845

Deprivation in Bungay

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 Bungay. 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
Brooke (Best) 23915/32845
Rockland 23813/32845
Beck Vale, Dickleburgh & Scole 19335/32845
Loddon & Chedgrave 18647/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17864/32845
Harleston 17582/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 15895/32845
Fressingfield 15017/32845
Halesworth & Blything 14408/32845
Bungay & Wainford (Worst) 13702/32845

Average rent in Bungay

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bungay

If you are thinking of moving to Bungay, 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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