Moving to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds the land of milk and honey or are Thetford, Clare and Mildenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bury St Edmunds

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bury St Edmunds. 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
Bury St.Edmunds 85
Fornham St Genevieve 35
Fornham St Martin 29
Fornham All Saints 17
Colton 13
Battlies Green 10
Conyer’s Green 3
Great Barton 3
High Green 0
Nowton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Abbeygate (Best) 12640/32845
Tollgate 13891/32845
Eastgate 16111/32845
St Olaves 18092/32845
Minden 19525/32845
Westgate 21951/32845
Southgate 24968/32845
Horringer 27819/32845
The Fornhams & Great Barton 28822/32845
Moreton Hall (Worst) 29506/32845
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Your Health in Bury St Edmunds

If you are thinking of moving to Bury St Edmunds, 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 Bury St Edmunds 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
Breckland 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
Braintree 0.93% 3.43% 12.44% 35.69% 47.51%
Babergh 0.89% 3.45% 13.25% 35.83% 46.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastgate (Best) 13223/32845
Tollgate 14341/32845
St Olaves 15127/32845
Abbeygate 16236/32845
Minden 19095/32845
Southgate 20434/32845
Westgate 22559/32845
Moreton Hall 26695/32845
The Fornhams & Great Barton 26705/32845
Horringer (Worst) 28227/32845
Reader Opinion:

Heywood: it has nothing to offer anyone who is normal and decent

Deprivation in Bury St Edmunds

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 Bury St Edmunds. 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
St Olaves (Best) 13897/32845
Tollgate 14530/32845
Eastgate 15597/32845
Abbeygate 16252/32845
Minden 19710/32845
Horringer 21554/32845
Westgate 23816/32845
Southgate 24294/32845
The Fornhams & Great Barton 25936/32845
Moreton Hall (Worst) 27961/32845

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