Moving to Crowborough, East Sussex? What you need to know

Moving to Crowborough, East Sussex - What you need to know
Moving to Crowborough, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Crowborough a nice place to live?'' 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 Crowborough 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 Crowborough truly a nice place to live, or are Uckfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Crowborough

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Crowborough. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Crowborough 14
Blackness 10
Jarvis Brook 10
Alderbrook 4
St John’s 2
Town Row 2
Crowborough Warren 1
Burnt Oak 1
Boarshead 0
Rotherfield 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mayfield & Five Ashes (Best) 31318/32845
Crowborough St Johns 30186/32845
Crowborough South East 27894/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield 27595/32845
Crowborough Central 26917/32845
Withyham 26718/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 26207/32845
Maresfield 24614/32845
Crowborough North 23834/32845
Reader Opinion:

East Grinstead: a nothing town filled with horrible people

Your Health in Crowborough

If you are thinking of moving to Crowborough, 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 Crowborough compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Wealden (Crowborough) 0.96% 3.49%
Lewes 1.21% 4.17%
Crawley 0.97% 3.45%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Withyham (Best) 32024/32845
Crowborough North 31554/32845
Maresfield 31318/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield 30905/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 30327/32845
Crowborough Central 28959/32845
Crowborough South East 28938/32845
Crowborough St Johns 28905/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 28510/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hailsham... Town of the 'wannabe'

Deprivation in Crowborough

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 Crowborough. 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
Crowborough North (Best) 29325/32845
Crowborough St Johns 27485/32845
Crowborough Central 27345/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield 26398/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 25801/32845
Crowborough South East 25323/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 24910/32845
Withyham 24203/32845
Maresfield 20909/32845

Average rent in Crowborough

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Crowborough are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Crowborough.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Crowborough

If you are thinking of moving to Crowborough, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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