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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings the land of milk and honey or are Battle, Bexhill on Sea and Ore Valley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hastings

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 Hastings. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Blacklands 130
Bohemia 109
Hastings 104
Broomsgrove 90
Hollington 83
Belmont 81
St Leonards 63
Baldslow 48
Bachelor’s Bump 29
Harley Shute 22

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Helens (Best) 20566/32845
Silverhill 16395/32845
Braybrooke 13092/32845
Wishing Tree 11489/32845
Ore 9923/32845
Old Hastings 7841/32845
Tressell 7561/32845
Gensing 5677/32845
Central St Leonards 4739/32845
Castle (Worst) 4308/32845
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Your Health in Hastings

If you are thinking of moving to Hastings, 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 Hastings 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 (Hastings) 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Eastbourne 1.45% 4.74% 15.34% 35.4% 43.07%
Wealden 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 Hastings. 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 Hastings. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
St Helens (Best) 16686/32845
Old Hastings 14148/32845
Silverhill 13188/32845
Tressell 11015/32845
Braybrooke 9906/32845
Ore 8120/32845
Castle 6925/32845
Wishing Tree 6570/32845
Gensing 4423/32845
Central St Leonards (Worst) 3977/32845
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Deprivation in Hastings

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 Hastings. 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
St Helens (Best) 19455/32845
Silverhill 15711/32845
Old Hastings 12406/32845
Braybrooke 9218/32845
Tressell 8629/32845
Ore 8264/32845
Wishing Tree 5948/32845
Gensing 4607/32845
Castle 4156/32845
Central St Leonards (Worst) 3625/32845

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