Moving to Fakenham, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Fakenham, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Fakenham 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 Fakenham 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 Fakenham the land of milk and honey or are Dereham, Holt and Wells next the Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fakenham

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 Fakenham. 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
Fakenham 19
Hempton 11
Colkirk 1
Great Ryburgh 1
Little Ryburgh 1
Little Snoring 0
Kettlestone 0
Dunton 0
Dunton Patch 0
Doughton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wells with Holkham (Best) 20653/32845
Lancaster North 26355/32845
The Raynhams 26759/32845
Lancaster South 26974/32845
Hermitage 27815/32845
Priory 28176/32845
Stibbard 28384/32845
Briston 29406/32845
Walsingham 30443/32845
Bircham with Rudhams (Worst) 30549/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dereham - More like Drearam. Stay away if you're not a local

Your Health in Fakenham

If you are thinking of moving to Fakenham, 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 Fakenham 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
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Breckland 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
North Norfolk (Fakenham) 1.39% 4.77% 17.15% 37.77% 38.92%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lancaster South (Best) 14363/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 14563/32845
The Raynhams 15880/32845
Walsingham 17457/32845
Wells with Holkham 17822/32845
Stibbard 18199/32845
Lancaster North 18592/32845
Priory 18778/32845
Hermitage 21307/32845
Briston (Worst) 23041/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Deprivation in Fakenham

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 Fakenham. 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
The Raynhams (Best) 10172/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 11058/32845
Priory 11714/32845
Walsingham 11998/32845
Stibbard 13689/32845
Wells with Holkham 14455/32845
Lancaster South 15836/32845
Hermitage 16463/32845
Briston 17801/32845
Lancaster North (Worst) 19237/32845

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