Moving to Cranbrook, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Cranbrook, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cranbrook 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 Cranbrook 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 Cranbrook the land of milk and honey or are Paddock Wood, Strood and Tenterden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cranbrook

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 Cranbrook. 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
Beal’s Green 17
Four Wents 17
Cranbrook 14
Baker’s Cross 13
Gill’s Green 11
Tubslake 7
Goudhurst 2
Benenden 2
Cranbrooke Common 1
Camden Hill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Frittenden and Sissinghurst (Best) 18828/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 19601/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 19867/32845
Biddenden 20458/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 21182/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 22213/32845
Staplehurst 22374/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 23250/32845
Robertsbridge 26595/32845
Northern Rother (Worst) 26781/32845
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Your Health in Cranbrook

If you are thinking of moving to Cranbrook, 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 Cranbrook 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
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Tunbridge Wells (Cranbrook) 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northern Rother (Best) 21815/32845
Biddenden 23902/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 24620/32845
Robertsbridge 24938/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 25326/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 26168/32845
Staplehurst 26704/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 29357/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 29539/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst (Worst) 32295/32845
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Deprivation in Cranbrook

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 Cranbrook. 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
Biddenden (Best) 15507/32845
Northern Rother 17501/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 17948/32845
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst 18435/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 20029/32845
Hurst Green & Ticehurst 21191/32845
Robertsbridge 21295/32845
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst 22548/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst 22743/32845
Staplehurst (Worst) 23469/32845

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