Moving to Cowes, Isle of Wight? What you need to know

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Moving to Cowes, Isle of Wight - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cowes in Isle of Wight? 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 Cowes 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 Cowes the land of milk and honey or are Lee on the Solent, East Cowes and Newport a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cowes

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 Cowes. 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
Fairlee 93
Barton 78
Parkhurst 77
Springhill 53
Rew Street 6
Northwood 5
Langley 5
Mark’s Corner 5
Calshot 4
Dallimores 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newport North (Best) 13511/32845
Parkhurst 15041/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 21065/32845
Cowes Medina 22176/32845
East Cowes 23000/32845
Cowes North 23344/32845
Cowes West and Gurnard 24729/32845
Wootton Bridge 26076/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 27404/32845
Newport Central (Worst) 7410/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Cowes

If you are thinking of moving to Cowes, 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 Cowes 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%
Isle of Wight (Cowes) 1.47% 5.01% 16.18% 36.53% 40.81%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13% 12.22% 35.21% 48.55%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89% 13.58% 36.21% 45.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newport Central (Best) 10482/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 13759/32845
East Cowes 14212/32845
Newport North 15067/32845
Cowes Medina 15259/32845
Wootton Bridge 17371/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 18939/32845
Cowes North 19939/32845
Cowes West and Gurnard 21819/32845
Parkhurst (Worst) 8680/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Cowes

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 Cowes. 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
Parkhurst (Best) 10191/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 11037/32845
Newport North 12944/32845
East Cowes 13480/32845
Cowes Medina 14959/32845
Wootton Bridge 18278/32845
Cowes North 21026/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 21065/32845
Cowes West and Gurnard 22770/32845
Newport Central (Worst) 8044/32845

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