Moving to Cromer, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Cromer, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cromer in Norfolk? 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 Cromer 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 Cromer the land of milk and honey or are Holt, North Walsham and Sheringham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cromer

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 Cromer. 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
Cromer 32
Beeston Regis 15
Sheringham 14
Sheringwood 5
Roughton 2
Northrepps 2
Aylmerton 1
Frogshall 0
Crossdale Street 0
Sidestrand 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cromer Town (Best) 23935/32845
Sheringham North 24050/32845
Sheringham South 27617/32845
Mundesley 27726/32845
Suffield Park 28414/32845
Bacton 29970/32845
Gresham 29980/32845
Roughton 30266/32845
Beeston Regis & The Runtons 31235/32845
Poppyland (Worst) 32335/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cromer, supposedly known as 'Gem of the North Norfolk coast' - why?

Your Health in Cromer

If you are thinking of moving to Cromer, 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 Cromer 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
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Great Yarmouth 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
North Norfolk (Cromer) 1.39% 4.77% 17.15% 37.77% 38.92%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Suffield Park (Best) 10904/32845
Bacton 14369/32845
Sheringham North 15059/32845
Beeston Regis & The Runtons 16035/32845
Sheringham South 18236/32845
Poppyland 18861/32845
Gresham 21081/32845
Roughton 21669/32845
Cromer Town 8840/32845
Mundesley (Worst) 9317/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hunstanton - don't waste your time

Deprivation in Cromer

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 Cromer. 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
Cromer Town (Best) 11370/32845
Mundesley 11641/32845
Poppyland 11959/32845
Gresham 13499/32845
Roughton 14039/32845
Suffield Park 14814/32845
Beeston Regis & The Runtons 16369/32845
Sheringham North 16828/32845
Sheringham South 17758/32845
Bacton (Worst) 9422/32845

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