Moving to Kesgrave, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Kesgrave, Suffolk - What you need to know

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

Crime in Kesgrave

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 Kesgrave. 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
Rushmere St Andrew 116
Broke Hall 85
Rushmere Street 76
Martlesham 34
Martlesham Heath 33
Kesgrave 31
Warren Heath 30
Beacon Hill 29
Little Bealings 29
Playford 10

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

Ward Average rank in England
Priory Heath (Best) 10645/32845
Gainsborough 12635/32845
Rushmere 18685/32845
Bixley 18734/32845
St John's 20453/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 22009/32845
Orwell & Villages 23630/32845
Kesgrave 29093/32845
Rushmere St Andrew 31645/32845
Holywells (Worst) 9277/32845
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Your Health in Kesgrave

If you are thinking of moving to Kesgrave, 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 Kesgrave 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 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 Kesgrave. 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 Kesgrave. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Holywells (Best) 12313/32845
Rushmere 13497/32845
St John's 14390/32845
Bixley 20169/32845
Orwell & Villages 21610/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 22668/32845
Kesgrave 26060/32845
Rushmere St Andrew 28695/32845
Priory Heath 6722/32845
Gainsborough (Worst) 9849/32845
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Deprivation in Kesgrave

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 Kesgrave. 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
Holywells (Best) 15627/32845
Rushmere 19356/32845
Orwell & Villages 19883/32845
St John's 20030/32845
Bixley 24309/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 27233/32845
Kesgrave 28261/32845
Rushmere St Andrew 31292/32845
Priory Heath 9335/32845
Gainsborough (Worst) 9531/32845

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