Moving to Herne Bay, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Herne Bay, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Herne Bay, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Herne Bay in Kent? 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 Herne Bay 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 Herne Bay the land of milk and honey or are Fordwich, Greenhill and Whitstable a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Herne Bay

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 Herne Bay. 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
Herne Bay 87
Eddington 74
Beltinge 69
Hampton 51
Greenhill 36
Bishopstone 14
Herne 14
Lower Herne 14
Bullockstone 6
Herne Common 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chestfield (Best) 24551/32845
Herne & Broomfield 24100/32845
Swalecliffe 22479/32845
Beltinge 21216/32845
Reculver 18424/32845
West Bay 17136/32845
Tankerton 15838/32845
Greenhill 10607/32845
Gorrell 9464/32845
Heron (Worst) 8930/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitstable aka Sh*tstable

Your Health in Herne Bay

If you are thinking of moving to Herne Bay, 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 Herne Bay 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
Swale 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury (Herne Bay) 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Dover 1.33% 4.96% 14.99% 35.35% 43.37%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chestfield (Best) 24409/32845
Tankerton 24212/32845
Herne & Broomfield 20741/32845
Swalecliffe 20441/32845
Gorrell 18945/32845
Beltinge 18104/32845
Greenhill 15375/32845
Reculver 15274/32845
West Bay 14329/32845
Heron (Worst) 12017/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ramsgate - the town of no hope

Deprivation in Herne Bay

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 Herne Bay. 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
Tankerton (Best) 25420/32845
Chestfield 24515/32845
Herne & Broomfield 23113/32845
Swalecliffe 22066/32845
Beltinge 20478/32845
Gorrell 18820/32845
Reculver 16258/32845
Greenhill 13703/32845
West Bay 13252/32845
Heron (Worst) 10808/32845

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