Moving to Chichester, West Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Chichester, West Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Chichester in West 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 Chichester 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 Chichester the land of milk and honey or are Emsworth, Bognor Regis and Selsey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Chichester

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 Chichester. 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
Portfield 0
Chichester 0
The Close 0
Stockbridge 0
Maudlin 0
Shopwyke 0
Fishbourne 0
Apuldram 0
Temple Bar 0
Donnington 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chichester East (Best) 15496/32845
Bersted 16631/32845
Lavant 18869/32845
Chichester South 19887/32845
Chichester Central 20570/32845
Chichester North 22076/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 22822/32845
Chichester West 23128/32845
Harbour Villages 24414/32845
Pagham (Worst) 29472/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow tossers!

Your Health in Chichester

If you are thinking of moving to Chichester, 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 Chichester 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
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9% 12.42% 34.84% 47.69%
Arun 1.25% 4.42% 15.58% 36.77% 41.98%
Havant 1.31% 4.29% 14.24% 35.86% 44.31%
Chichester (Chichester) 0.96% 3.36% 13.09% 34.95% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pagham (Best) 12508/32845
Chichester East 13504/32845
Bersted 14053/32845
Chichester South 14317/32845
Chichester Central 17180/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 19140/32845
Chichester West 19865/32845
Chichester North 23570/32845
Harbour Villages 24423/32845
Lavant (Worst) 25353/32845
Reader Opinion:

Pagham: that fieldy place adjacent to Bognor Regis

Deprivation in Chichester

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 Chichester. 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
Chichester East (Best) 13650/32845
Bersted 14857/32845
Lavant 16415/32845
Chichester South 16938/32845
North Mundham & Tangmere 18406/32845
Pagham 19572/32845
Chichester Central 19913/32845
Chichester West 22657/32845
Chichester North 24100/32845
Harbour Villages (Worst) 25958/32845

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  4. Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow *******!

    Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow *******!

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    Bognor Regis is the sh*test backwater slop-house

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  7. Pagham: that fieldy place adjacent to Bognor Regis

    Pagham: that fieldy place adjacent to Bognor Regis

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    Chichester: The Hyacinth Bucket of the South

  9. Bognor Regis… In short, everyone looks slightly ******

    Bognor Regis… In short, everyone looks slightly ******