Moving to Hailsham, East Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Hailsham, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hailsham in East Sussex? 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 Hailsham 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 Hailsham the land of milk and honey or are Eastbourne, Heathfield and Polegate a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hailsham

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 Hailsham. 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
Hailsham 0
Magham Down 0
Lower Horsebridge 0
Hellingly 0
Upper Dicker 0
Lower Dicker 0
Chapel Row 0
Herstmonceaux 0
Thunder’s Hill 0
Hankham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hailsham West (Best) 19373/32845
Hailsham East 19573/32845
Polegate North 22960/32845
Hailsham Central 23552/32845
Hellingly 23596/32845
Hailsham South 23751/32845
Hailsham North 24507/32845
Stone Cross 24791/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 28098/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hailsham and Eastbourne: Shut the door on your way out... oh, you've gone

Your Health in Hailsham

If you are thinking of moving to Hailsham, 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 Hailsham 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
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Eastbourne 1.45% 4.74% 15.34% 35.4% 43.07%
Wealden (Hailsham) 0.96% 3.49% 13.03% 34.93% 47.59%
Rother 1.41% 4.93% 16.51% 36.6% 40.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hailsham South (Best) 16921/32845
Hailsham East 17060/32845
Hailsham West 20236/32845
Hailsham Central 21694/32845
Polegate North 22400/32845
Hailsham North 25423/32845
Hellingly 28034/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 28224/32845
Stone Cross 29578/32845
Reader Opinion:

Eastbourne: God is ignoring this waiting room...

Deprivation in Hailsham

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 Hailsham. 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
Hailsham East (Best) 12178/32845
Hailsham South 15369/32845
Polegate North 17675/32845
Hailsham West 17805/32845
Hellingly 18391/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 20055/32845
Hailsham Central 21380/32845
Hailsham North 22083/32845
Stone Cross 29016/32845

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