Moving to Dover, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Dover, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Dover in Kent? 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 Dover 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 Dover the land of milk and honey or are Deal, Folkestone and Sandwich a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dover

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 Dover. 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
Dover 191
Buckland 178
Buckland Valley 129
Tower Hamlets 119
Maxton 39
Aycliff 32
Church Whitfield 26
Pineham 26
Kearnsey 13
Farthingloe 10

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

How grim is your Postcode?
Ward Average rank in England
Maxton & Elms Vale (Best) 13584/32845
St Radigunds 1400/32845
Whitfield 14056/32845
Aylesham, Eythorne & Shepherdswell 16466/32845
Alkham & Capel-le-Ferne 19273/32845
Dover Downs & River 22316/32845
Tower Hamlets 2479/32845
Buckland 3940/32845
Folkestone Harbour 5537/32845
Town & Castle (Worst) 6290/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dover - Most neglected unloved town in the UK

Your Health in Dover

If you are thinking of moving to Dover, 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 Dover 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
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93% 15.25% 36.12% 42.21%
Dover (Dover) 1.33% 4.96% 14.99% 35.35% 43.37%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Town & Castle (Best) 10544/32845
Tower Hamlets 10835/32845
Buckland 11085/32845
Aylesham, Eythorne & Shepherdswell 15892/32845
Whitfield 16690/32845
Maxton & Elms Vale 19457/32845
Alkham & Capel-le-Ferne 21643/32845
Dover Downs & River 21902/32845
Folkestone Harbour 7530/32845
St Radigunds (Worst) 8787/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Dover

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 Dover. 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
Aylesham, Eythorne & Shepherdswell (Best) 13833/32845
Alkham & Capel-le-Ferne 17064/32845
Whitfield 17172/32845
Maxton & Elms Vale 19844/32845
Dover Downs & River 25118/32845
St Radigunds 4863/32845
Folkestone Harbour 5264/32845
Tower Hamlets 5427/32845
Buckland 7109/32845
Town & Castle (Worst) 7754/32845

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