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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Cuckfield 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 Cuckfield 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 Cuckfield truly a nice place to live, or are Hove, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cuckfield

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 Cuckfield. 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
Abbotsford 57
Bolnore 21
Adur 7
Chownes Mead 2
Balcombe 2
Bolney 2
Cuckfield 1
Brook Street 0
Ansty 0
Ardingly Reservoir 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lindfield (Best) 30878/32845
Haywards Heath Heath 29485/32845
Haywards Heath Franklands 29446/32845
Haywards Heath Lucastes 28529/32845
Wivelsfield 26457/32845
Cuckfield 25408/32845
Burgess Hill St Andrews 25310/32845
Haywards Heath Ashenground 23664/32845
Haywards Heath Bentswood 23310/32845
Burgess Hill Leylands (Worst) 17807/32845

Your Health in Cuckfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Lewes 1.21% 4.17%
Mid Sussex (Cuckfield) 0.78% 2.76%
Horsham 0.82% 2.71%
Crawley 0.97% 3.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lindfield (Best) 31692/32845
Haywards Heath Franklands 31350/32845
Haywards Heath Heath 30759/32845
Cuckfield 29492/32845
Wivelsfield 29481/32845
Haywards Heath Lucastes 29082/32845
Burgess Hill St Andrews 27432/32845
Haywards Heath Ashenground 25935/32845
Haywards Heath Bentswood 24381/32845
Burgess Hill Leylands (Worst) 23811/32845

Deprivation in Cuckfield

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 Cuckfield. 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
Lindfield (Best) 31744/32845
Haywards Heath Heath 31176/32845
Haywards Heath Lucastes 30054/32845
Wivelsfield 29809/32845
Haywards Heath Franklands 28566/32845
Cuckfield 26125/32845
Haywards Heath Ashenground 26001/32845
Burgess Hill St Andrews 25414/32845
Haywards Heath Bentswood 23926/32845
Burgess Hill Leylands (Worst) 22591/32845

Average rent in Cuckfield

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Cuckfield 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 Cuckfield.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Cuckfield

If you are thinking of moving to Cuckfield, 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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