Moving to Horsham, West Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Horsham, West Sussex - What you need to know
Moving to Horsham, West Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Horsham in West 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 Horsham 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 Horsham the land of milk and honey or are Hove, Crawley and Cuckfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Horsham

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 Horsham. 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
Horsham 42
The Common 38
Little Haven 34
Oakhill 23
Broadbridge Heath 13
Tower Hill 12
Doomsday Green 5
Warnham 5
Coolhurst Wood 2
Mannings Heath 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Holbrook East (Best) 29731/32845
Holbrook West 28159/32845
Southwater North 27924/32845
Trafalgar 24574/32845
Forest 24486/32845
Broadbridge Heath 23460/32845
Roffey South 23290/32845
Itchingfield, Slinfold & Warnham 22838/32845
Roffey North 21405/32845
Denne (Worst) 19492/32845
Reader Opinion:

Avoid Crawley if you have a shred of decency

Your Health in Horsham

If you are thinking of moving to Horsham, 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 Horsham 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
Mid Sussex 0.78% 2.76% 10.68% 33.98% 51.8%
Horsham (Horsham) 0.82% 2.71% 11.1% 34.79% 50.57%
Crawley 0.97% 3.45% 12.06% 35.91% 47.61%
Adur 1.25% 4.51% 15.01% 36.57% 42.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Southwater North (Best) 29382/32845
Holbrook East 27746/32845
Broadbridge Heath 27224/32845
Trafalgar 26894/32845
Roffey North 26290/32845
Forest 24640/32845
Holbrook West 24334/32845
Denne 22407/32845
Itchingfield, Slinfold & Warnham 21280/32845
Roffey South (Worst) 18170/32845
Reader Opinion:

Horsham, overrated, overpriced, up-its-arse boring, bland sh*thole

Deprivation in Horsham

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 Horsham. 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
Southwater North (Best) 29887/32845
Holbrook East 29615/32845
Trafalgar 29242/32845
Broadbridge Heath 27510/32845
Holbrook West 26606/32845
Roffey North 26558/32845
Forest 25219/32845
Denne 22905/32845
Roffey South 21520/32845
Itchingfield, Slinfold & Warnham (Worst) 16970/32845

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