Is Gorleston, Norfolk a nice place to live?

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Moving to Gorleston, Norfolk - What you need to know
Moving to Gorleston, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Gorleston 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 Gorleston 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 Gorleston truly a nice place to live, or are Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Gorleston

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 Gorleston. 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 Yarmouth 182
Southtown 133
Runham 87
South Denes 87
Cobholm Island 84
Gorleston-on-Sea 84
Burgh Castle 13
Hopton on Sea 9
Belton 6
Bunker’s Hill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradwell North (Best) 29307/32845
Bradwell South and Hopton 20698/32845
Gorleston 18184/32845
Lothingland 17868/32845
Magdalen 16834/32845
Claydon 10673/32845
St Andrews 10225/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 10056/32845
Nelson 3340/32845
Central and Northgate (Worst) 2598/32845
Reader Opinion:

Lowestoft, the boil on the arse of Britain

Your Health in Gorleston

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Norwich 1.24% 4.42%
Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) 1.63% 5.48%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradwell North (Best) 15429/32845
Lothingland 14527/32845
Bradwell South and Hopton 13007/32845
Gorleston 11683/32845
St Andrews 9809/32845
Magdalen 7191/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 6527/32845
Claydon 4097/32845
Central and Northgate 3903/32845
Nelson (Worst) 1841/32845
Reader Opinion:

"Dirty GY" a.k.a Great Yarmouth

Deprivation in Gorleston

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 Gorleston. 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
Bradwell North (Best) 21862/32845
Bradwell South and Hopton 17321/32845
Gorleston 15006/32845
Lothingland 14970/32845
St Andrews 7789/32845
Magdalen 6523/32845
Claydon 3952/32845
Southtown and Cobholm 3776/32845
Central and Northgate 2250/32845
Nelson (Worst) 508/32845

Average rent in Gorleston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Gorleston

If you are thinking of moving to Gorleston, 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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