Is East Cowes, Isle of Wight a nice place to live?

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Moving to East Cowes, Isle of Wight - What you need to know
Moving to East Cowes, Isle of Wight - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is East Cowes 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 East Cowes 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 East Cowes truly a nice place to live, or are Lee on the Solent, Cowes and Newport a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in East Cowes

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 East Cowes. 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
Fairlee 76
Parkhurst 60
Barton 52
Springhill 51
Rew Street 7
Fishbourne 5
Northwood 5
Littletown 1
Dallimores 0
Mark’s Corner 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cowes South and Northwood (Best) 27404/32845
Wootton Bridge 26076/32845
Cowes West and Gurnard 24729/32845
Cowes North 23344/32845
East Cowes 23000/32845
Cowes Medina 22176/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 21065/32845
Parkhurst 15041/32845
Newport North 13511/32845
Newport Central (Worst) 7410/32845
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Your Health in East Cowes

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Isle of Wight (East Cowes) 1.47% 5.01%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cowes West and Gurnard (Best) 21819/32845
Cowes North 19939/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 18939/32845
Wootton Bridge 17371/32845
Cowes Medina 15259/32845
Newport North 15067/32845
East Cowes 14212/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 13759/32845
Newport Central 10482/32845
Parkhurst (Worst) 8680/32845
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Deprivation in East Cowes

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 East Cowes. 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
Cowes West and Gurnard (Best) 22770/32845
Cowes South and Northwood 21065/32845
Cowes North 21026/32845
Wootton Bridge 18278/32845
Cowes Medina 14959/32845
East Cowes 13480/32845
Newport North 12944/32845
Whippingham and Osborne 11037/32845
Parkhurst 10191/32845
Newport Central (Worst) 8044/32845

Average rent in East Cowes

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in East Cowes

If you are thinking of moving to East Cowes, 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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