Moving to Haverhill, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Haverhill, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Haverhill 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 Haverhill 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 Haverhill the land of milk and honey or are Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Clare a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Haverhill

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 Haverhill. 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
Hanchet End 35
Little Wratting 30
Calford Green 23
Kedington 2
Barnardiston 1
Boyton End 0
New England 0
Great Wratting 0
Great Thurlow 0
Pale Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haverhill East (Best) 14022/32845
Haverhill West 15436/32845
Haverhill North 17540/32845
Haverhill South East 19261/32845
Withersfield 19359/32845
Yeldham 22928/32845
Bumpstead 25344/32845
Balsham 27907/32845
Haverhill South 8682/32845
Haverhill Central (Worst) 9621/32845
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Your Health in Haverhill

If you are thinking of moving to Haverhill, 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 Haverhill 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
Braintree 0.93% 3.43% 12.44% 35.69% 47.51%
Babergh 0.89% 3.45% 13.25% 35.83% 46.59%
Uttlesford 0.66% 2.6% 10.85% 33.34% 52.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haverhill South (Best) 14971/32845
Haverhill Central 15732/32845
Haverhill East 19279/32845
Haverhill South East 19639/32845
Haverhill North 21045/32845
Haverhill West 21791/32845
Yeldham 25175/32845
Bumpstead 25651/32845
Withersfield 28521/32845
Balsham (Worst) 30859/32845

Deprivation in Haverhill

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 Haverhill. 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
Haverhill South (Best) 10174/32845
Haverhill Central 13319/32845
Haverhill East 16189/32845
Withersfield 17943/32845
Yeldham 18465/32845
Haverhill West 18988/32845
Haverhill North 19215/32845
Haverhill South East 19575/32845
Balsham 23489/32845
Bumpstead (Worst) 23569/32845

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