Moving to Halesworth, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Halesworth, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Halesworth in Suffolk? 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 Halesworth 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 Halesworth the land of milk and honey or are Bungay, Dunwich and Southwold a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Halesworth

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 Halesworth. 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
Halesworth 11
Broadway 10
Holton 6
Blyford 2
Blyth 2
Blythburgh 0
Spexhall 0
Rumburgh 0
All Saints South Elmham 0
St Michael South Elmham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Saxmundham (Best) 18825/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 21125/32845
Bungay & Wainford 21365/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 22440/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 24593/32845
Southwold 25128/32845
Harleston 25887/32845
Halesworth & Blything 26004/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 26585/32845
Fressingfield (Worst) 30813/32845

Your Health in Halesworth

If you are thinking of moving to Halesworth, 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 Halesworth 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 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46% 13.37% 35.8% 46.35%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Beccles & Worlingham (Best) 17223/32845
Bungay & Wainford 17673/32845
Southwold 19841/32845
Halesworth & Blything 20643/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 21846/32845
Saxmundham 21905/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 22807/32845
Harleston 23046/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 23589/32845
Fressingfield (Worst) 31529/32845

Deprivation in Halesworth

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 Halesworth. 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
Kelsale & Yoxford (Best) 13367/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 13694/32845
Bungay & Wainford 13702/32845
Halesworth & Blything 14408/32845
Fressingfield 15017/32845
Saxmundham 15758/32845
Ditchingham & Earsham 15895/32845
Harleston 17582/32845
Beccles & Worlingham 17864/32845
Southwold (Worst) 18528/32845

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