Is Dunwich, Suffolk a nice place to live?

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Moving to Dunwich, Suffolk - What you need to know
Moving to Dunwich, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Dunwich 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 Dunwich 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 Dunwich truly a nice place to live, or are Halesworth, Leiston and Southwold a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dunwich

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 Dunwich. 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
Barnaby Green 2
Reydon Smear 1
Reydon 1
Southwold 0
Wangford 0
Blythburgh 0
Yoxford 0
Theberton 0
Blyford 0
Blyth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kelsale & Yoxford (Best) 26585/32845
Halesworth & Blything 26004/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 25692/32845
Southwold 25128/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 22440/32845
Carlton Colville 22432/32845
Bungay & Wainford 21365/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 21125/32845
Saxmundham 18825/32845
Kessingland (Worst) 17443/32845

Your Health in Dunwich

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton (Best) 23589/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 22807/32845
Saxmundham 21905/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 21143/32845
Halesworth & Blything 20643/32845
Southwold 19841/32845
Carlton Colville 18302/32845
Bungay & Wainford 17673/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17223/32845
Kessingland (Worst) 9998/32845

Deprivation in Dunwich

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 Dunwich. 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
Southwold (Best) 18528/32845
Carlton Colville 18506/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17864/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 16653/32845
Saxmundham 15758/32845
Halesworth & Blything 14408/32845
Bungay & Wainford 13702/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 13694/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 13367/32845
Kessingland (Worst) 10738/32845

Average rent in Dunwich

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dunwich

If you are thinking of moving to Dunwich, 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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