Moving to Canterbury, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Canterbury, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Canterbury in Kent? 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 Canterbury 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 Canterbury the land of milk and honey or are Fordwich, Greenhill and Whitstable a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Canterbury

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 Canterbury. 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
Canterbury 116
Hales Place 115
Harbledown 60
Tyler Hill 44
Broad Oak 27
Fordwich 27
Thanington 11
Rough Common 11
Blean 6
Bekesbourne Hill 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barton (Best) 10603/32845
St Stephen's 11561/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 13448/32845
Sturry 14781/32845
Chartham & Stone Street 17747/32845
Blean Forest 20515/32845
Little Stour & Adisham 21438/32845
Northgate 8280/32845
Wincheap 8339/32845
Westgate (Worst) 9901/32845
Reader Opinion:

Why not to live in Ramsgate

Your Health in Canterbury

If you are thinking of moving to Canterbury, 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 Canterbury 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
Swale 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury (Canterbury) 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93% 15.25% 36.12% 42.21%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northgate (Best) 13859/32845
Barton 14217/32845
Wincheap 15125/32845
Sturry 16387/32845
St Stephen's 16793/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 17012/32845
Westgate 18826/32845
Little Stour & Adisham 22557/32845
Chartham & Stone Street 22957/32845
Blean Forest (Worst) 23080/32845
Reader Opinion:

Margate - A true horror

Deprivation in Canterbury

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 Canterbury. 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
Northgate (Best) 14546/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 15115/32845
Barton 16732/32845
Sturry 16775/32845
Wincheap 17467/32845
St Stephen's 18722/32845
Westgate 19389/32845
Chartham & Stone Street 20846/32845
Little Stour & Adisham 22005/32845
Blean Forest (Worst) 24082/32845

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