Is Eye, Suffolk a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Eye 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 Eye 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 Eye truly a nice place to live, or are Diss, Redenhall with Harleston and Framlingham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Eye

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 Eye. 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
Great Green 22
Langton Green 3
Eye 3
Oakley 2
Oakley Park 2
Cross Street 1
Cranley 0
Brome 0
South Green 0
Heckfield Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hoxne & Worlingworth (Best) 30894/32845
Stradbroke & Laxfield 30023/32845
Eye 27603/32845
Mendlesham 26923/32845
Bressingham & Burston 26550/32845
Rickinghall 26400/32845
Diss & Roydon 22641/32845
Bacton 22499/32845
Gislingham 22079/32845
Palgrave (Worst) 21398/32845
Reader Opinion:

Diss, at least it sounds like a nice place

Your Health in Eye

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Breckland 1.18% 4.31%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%
Mid Suffolk (Eye) 0.83% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hoxne & Worlingworth (Best) 31942/32845
Stradbroke & Laxfield 31792/32845
Gislingham 29764/32845
Mendlesham 29030/32845
Eye 28421/32845
Rickinghall 27025/32845
Bacton 26204/32845
Palgrave 25415/32845
Bressingham & Burston 22321/32845
Diss & Roydon (Worst) 22308/32845

Deprivation in Eye

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 Eye. 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
Stradbroke & Laxfield (Best) 22396/32845
Rickinghall 20295/32845
Diss & Roydon 18984/32845
Mendlesham 18879/32845
Eye 18688/32845
Gislingham 18655/32845
Bacton 18602/32845
Hoxne & Worlingworth 16817/32845
Palgrave 16798/32845
Bressingham & Burston (Worst) 13579/32845

Average rent in Eye

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Eye

If you are thinking of moving to Eye, 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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