Moving to Dereham, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Dereham, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Dereham 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 Dereham 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 Dereham the land of milk and honey or are Hingham, Reepham and Watton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dereham

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 Dereham. 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
Dumpling Green 17
Toftwood 13
Greengate 4
Etling Green 3
Bushy Common 3
Beetley 1
Hoe 0
Podmore 0
Longham 0
Gressenhall 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dereham Withburga (Best) 15463/32845
Dereham Neatherd 16516/32845
Launditch 26666/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning 27576/32845
Dereham Toftwood 27642/32845
Hermitage 27815/32845
Lincoln 27816/32845
Mattishall 28655/32845
Upper Wensum 28934/32845
Necton (Worst) 29204/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dereham - More like Drearam. Stay away if you're not a local

Your Health in Dereham

If you are thinking of moving to Dereham, 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 Dereham 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%
Breckland (Dereham) 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
North Norfolk 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 Dereham. 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 Dereham. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Dereham Withburga (Best) 12487/32845
Necton 13205/32845
Dereham Neatherd 13225/32845
Launditch 16462/32845
Dereham Toftwood 17617/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning 19526/32845
Lincoln 20361/32845
Upper Wensum 20385/32845
Mattishall 20412/32845
Hermitage (Worst) 21307/32845
Reader Opinion:

Watton - Most Boring Town Ever

Deprivation in Dereham

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 Dereham. 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
Launditch (Best) 12546/32845
Dereham Withburga 12620/32845
Dereham Neatherd 13524/32845
Necton 14238/32845
Hermitage 16463/32845
Upper Wensum 17178/32845
Lincoln 17455/32845
Mattishall 17513/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning 17541/32845
Dereham Toftwood (Worst) 20827/32845

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