Moving to Hythe, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Hythe, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hythe 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 Hythe 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 Hythe the land of milk and honey or are Dover, Folkestone and New Romney a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hythe

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 Hythe. 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
Cheriton 45
Saltwood 28
Shorncliffe Camp 19
Peene 14
Horn Street 12
Pennypot 11
Palmarsh 7
Pedlinge 5
Newington 0
Frogholt 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cheriton (Best) 18455/32845
Romney Marsh 20404/32845
Sandgate & West Folkestone 23763/32845
Hythe Rural 24054/32845
Hythe 24220/32845
North Downs West 25861/32845
Folkestone Harbour 5537/32845
East Folkestone 7014/32845
Folkestone Central 7093/32845
Broadmead (Worst) 9231/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dover - Most neglected unloved town in the UK

Your Health in Hythe

If you are thinking of moving to Hythe, 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 Hythe 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 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Shepway (Hythe) 1.49% 4.93% 15.25% 36.12% 42.21%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadmead (Best) 12650/32845
Sandgate & West Folkestone 17386/32845
Hythe Rural 17536/32845
Cheriton 18256/32845
Hythe 19034/32845
North Downs West 24330/32845
Folkestone Harbour 7530/32845
Folkestone Central 8342/32845
East Folkestone 9222/32845
Romney Marsh (Worst) 9593/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dymchurch, a geriatric landfill on the south-east coast of Kent

Deprivation in Hythe

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 Hythe. 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
Broadmead (Best) 14824/32845
Hythe Rural 14886/32845
Cheriton 15413/32845
Sandgate & West Folkestone 18750/32845
North Downs West 19666/32845
Hythe 19818/32845
Folkestone Harbour 5264/32845
Folkestone Central 7574/32845
East Folkestone 8229/32845
Romney Marsh (Worst) 8956/32845

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