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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Crawley 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 Crawley 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 Crawley the land of milk and honey or are Horley, East Grinstead and Horsham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Crawley

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 Crawley. 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
Southgate 3
Crawley 3
Tilgate 2
Manor Royal 2
Langley Green 2
Gossops Green 1
Ifield 1
Tinsley Green 1
Furnace Green 0
Maidenbower 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northgate & West Green (Best) 11076/32845
Tilgate 11446/32845
Three Bridges 13366/32845
Gossops Green & North East Broadfield 14271/32845
Ifield 17265/32845
Furnace Green 17611/32845
Langley Green & Tushmore 18349/32845
Pound Hill South & Worth 20904/32845
Maidenbower 25560/32845
Southgate (Worst) 9945/32845
Reader Opinion:

Crawley vs Croydon vs Sutton

Your Health in Crawley

If you are thinking of moving to Crawley, 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 Crawley 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
Reigate and Banstead 0.85% 2.79% 10.79% 34.03% 51.55%
Crawley (Crawley) 0.97% 3.45% 12.06% 35.91% 47.61%
Tandridge 0.86% 2.9% 11.39% 34.36% 50.5%
Mole Valley 0.71% 2.85% 11.25% 33.73% 51.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ifield (Best) 12953/32845
Northgate & West Green 13022/32845
Southgate 14140/32845
Langley Green & Tushmore 14147/32845
Tilgate 15352/32845
Gossops Green & North East Broadfield 16847/32845
Furnace Green 17158/32845
Three Bridges 17603/32845
Pound Hill South & Worth 23240/32845
Maidenbower (Worst) 24477/32845
Reader Opinion:

Horsham, AKA Bore-sham

Deprivation in Crawley

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 Crawley. 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 & West Green (Best) 11521/32845
Langley Green & Tushmore 13048/32845
Southgate 13958/32845
Tilgate 14234/32845
Gossops Green & North East Broadfield 14584/32845
Ifield 14810/32845
Three Bridges 17480/32845
Furnace Green 20718/32845
Pound Hill South & Worth 23669/32845
Maidenbower (Worst) 27033/32845

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  2. Crawley, yes it is a sh*t hole

    Crawley, yes it is a sh*t hole

  3. Avoid Crawley if you have a shred of decency

    Avoid Crawley if you have a shred of decency

  4. Crawley is like looking what the cat coughed up and pissed all over

    Crawley is like looking what the cat coughed up and pissed all over

  5. Horsham, AKA Bore-sham

    Horsham, AKA Bore-sham

  6. Is it Horsham or is just me?

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  7. Crawley vs Croydon vs Sutton

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  8. Horsham, overrated, overpriced, up-its-**** boring, bland sh*thole

    Horsham, overrated, overpriced, up-its-**** boring, bland sh*thole

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