Moving to Gorleston, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Gorleston, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Gorleston 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 July 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Great Yarmouth 265
Southtown 195
Cobholm Island 110
Runham 108
South Denes 84
Gorleston-on-Sea 75
Burgh Castle 12
Belton 7
Hopton on Sea 3
Bunker’s Hill 1

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

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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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46% 13.37% 35.8% 46.35%

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

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

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