Moving to Faversham, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Faversham, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Faversham in Kent? 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 Faversham 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 Faversham the land of milk and honey or are Minster, Sittingbourne and Whitstable a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Faversham

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 Faversham. 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
Faversham 54
The Brents 54
Oare 47
Goodnestone 2
Plumford 2
Broom Street 0
Copton 0
Graveney 0
Culmers 0
Four Oaks 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
East Downs (Best) 11197/32845
Charing 11226/32845
Watling 11906/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12078/32845
Abbey 12291/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 13448/32845
St Ann's 13594/32845
Downs West 15423/32845
Seasalter 17231/32845
Priory (Worst) 8895/32845
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Your Health in Faversham

If you are thinking of moving to Faversham, 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 Faversham 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
Swale (Faversham) 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Priory (Best) 12361/32845
Watling 14038/32845
Abbey 14813/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 16576/32845
East Downs 16602/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 17012/32845
St Ann's 17399/32845
Downs West 18809/32845
Charing 20383/32845
Seasalter (Worst) 21130/32845
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Deprivation in Faversham

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 Faversham. 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
East Downs (Best) 10265/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12104/32845
Downs West 13923/32845
Charing 13998/32845
Priory 14326/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 15115/32845
Watling 15145/32845
Abbey 16016/32845
St Ann's 19248/32845
Seasalter (Worst) 21378/32845

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    Whitstable: get drunk, smell of fish and nearly get into 5 fights

  3. Sittingbourne, oh the joy

    Sittingbourne, oh the joy

  4. Sittingbourne – a bleak wasteland between the M2 & the Isle of Sheppey

    Sittingbourne – a bleak wasteland between the M2 & the Isle of Sheppey

  5. Whitstable aka Sh*tstable

    Whitstable aka Sh*tstable

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    Faversham, Kent, avoid this dump like the plague

  7. I’ve always lived in Faversham and I can say it is a sh*t hole

    I’ve always lived in Faversham and I can say it is a sh*t hole

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    Luton in Chatham is the festering cesspit of Medway

  9. Deal, a pleasant Kent seaside resort on the face of it, but dig deeper…

    Deal, a pleasant Kent seaside resort on the face of it, but dig deeper…