Moving to Ipswich, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Ipswich, Suffolk - What you need to know
Moving to Ipswich, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ipswich 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 Ipswich 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 Ipswich the land of milk and honey or are Kesgrave, Otley and Woodbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ipswich

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 Ipswich. 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
Ipswich 173
California 150
Stoke 107
Rushmere St Andrew 103
Chantry 97
Castle Hill 79
Racecourse 66
Stoke Park 59
Maidenhall 59
Greenwich 38

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

Ward Average rank in England
Castle Hill (Best) 16867/32845
St Margaret's 12960/32845
Sprites 12854/32845
Whitehouse 9913/32845
Holywells 9277/32845
Stoke Park 9141/32845
Gipping 8225/32845
Bridge 7454/32845
Alexandra 6618/32845
Westgate (Worst) 4315/32845
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Your Health in Ipswich

If you are thinking of moving to Ipswich, 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 Ipswich 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
Tendring 1.78% 5.83% 18.15% 35.82% 38.42%
Ipswich (Ipswich) 1.14% 3.92% 13.53% 35.84% 45.56%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12% 12.85% 35.31% 47.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Margaret's (Best) 18581/32845
Castle Hill 16149/32845
Holywells 12313/32845
Whitehouse 11893/32845
Stoke Park 9724/32845
Alexandra 9228/32845
Westgate 8128/32845
Sprites 8083/32845
Bridge 7012/32845
Gipping (Worst) 6828/32845
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Deprivation in Ipswich

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 Ipswich. 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
Castle Hill (Best) 22711/32845
St Margaret's 21985/32845
Holywells 15627/32845
Sprites 10657/32845
Whitehouse 10488/32845
Stoke Park 10198/32845
Alexandra 9609/32845
Bridge 7092/32845
Westgate 6913/32845
Gipping (Worst) 5805/32845

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