Moving to Downham Market, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Downham Market, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Downham Market 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 Downham Market 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 Downham Market the land of milk and honey or are March, Wisbech and King's Lynn a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Downham Market

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 Downham Market. 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
Downham Market 22
Broomhill 20
Cut-off Canal 15
Bexwell 7
Stow Bardolph 6
Stowbridge 1
Fordham 1
Crimplesham 1
Salters Lode 0
New Bedford River 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Downham Old Town (Best) 21850/32845
East Downham 23214/32845
Methwold 24670/32845
North Downham 24797/32845
Upwell & Delph 25670/32845
Feltwell 27708/32845
Wissey 28680/32845
South Downham 30736/32845
Watlington 30988/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wisbech, knows as Wizzybekhistan by the locals

Your Health in Downham Market

If you are thinking of moving to Downham Market, 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 Downham Market 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
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk (Downham Market) 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Downham Old Town (Best) 10302/32845
Upwell & Delph 10835/32845
East Downham 11067/32845
North Downham 11238/32845
South Downham 11522/32845
Watlington 11720/32845
Feltwell 13125/32845
Methwold 17161/32845
Wissey 17594/32845
Reader Opinion:

Holbeach, the land of the living dead

Deprivation in Downham Market

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 Downham Market. 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
Feltwell (Best) 13775/32845
Wissey 14029/32845
Watlington 14089/32845
Downham Old Town 14575/32845
Methwold 15269/32845
East Downham 15424/32845
North Downham 16093/32845
South Downham 16097/32845
Upwell & Delph 9618/32845

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