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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Heathfield 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 Heathfield 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 Heathfield the land of milk and honey or are Crowborough, Uckfield and Wadhurst a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Heathfield

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 Heathfield. 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
Heathfield 0
Tilsmore 0
Broad Oak 0
Little London 0
Cross in Hand 0
Beacon Down 0
Maynard’s Green 0
Warbleton 0
Mayfield 0
Chapman’s Town 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Uckfield North (Best) 24644/32845
Catsfield & Crowhurst 26143/32845
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand 26197/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 26207/32845
Heathfield North 26469/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield 27595/32845
Crowborough South East 27894/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 28098/32845
Heathfield South 28689/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes (Worst) 31318/32845
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Your Health in Heathfield

If you are thinking of moving to Heathfield, 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 Heathfield 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
Eastbourne 1.45% 4.74% 15.34% 35.4% 43.07%
Wealden (Heathfield) 0.96% 3.49% 13.03% 34.93% 47.59%
Rother 1.41% 4.93% 16.51% 36.6% 40.55%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Catsfield & Crowhurst (Best) 21074/32845
Uckfield North 25071/32845
Heathfield North 27839/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 28224/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 28510/32845
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand 28852/32845
Crowborough South East 28938/32845
Heathfield South 29843/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 30327/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield (Worst) 30905/32845
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Deprivation in Heathfield

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 Heathfield. 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
Catsfield & Crowhurst (Best) 13794/32845
Horam & Punnetts Town 20055/32845
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand 21381/32845
Uckfield North 21920/32845
Heathfield North 24230/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 24910/32845
Crowborough South East 25323/32845
Heathfield South 25453/32845
Crowborough Jarvis Brook 25801/32845
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield (Worst) 26398/32845

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