Moving to King’s Lynn, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to King's Lynn, Norfolk - What you need to know
Moving to King's Lynn, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to King's Lynn in Norfolk? 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 King's Lynn 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 King's Lynn the land of milk and honey or are Wisbech, Long Sutton and Downham Market a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in King's Lynn

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 King's Lynn. 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
Gaywood 139
Fairstead 63
South Wootton 40
North Runcton 6
North Wootton 5
Fair Green 2
Tower End 1
Castle Rising 0
Saddle Bow 0
Great Ouse 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Winch (Best) 30137/32845
Clenchwarton 29928/32845
Gaywood North Bank 24260/32845
South & West Lynn 21000/32845
Springwood 17571/32845
Fairstead 12837/32845
Gaywood Clock 10200/32845
Gaywood Chase 9718/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 9113/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 7274/32845
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Your Health in King's Lynn

If you are thinking of moving to King's Lynn, 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 King's Lynn 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
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk (King's Lynn) 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Springwood (Best) 16006/32845
West Winch 13301/32845
Clenchwarton 12595/32845
Gaywood North Bank 12397/32845
Gaywood Clock 8322/32845
South & West Lynn 8065/32845
Fairstead 6953/32845
Gaywood Chase 5885/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 4506/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 3442/32845
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Deprivation in King's Lynn

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 King's Lynn. 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
Springwood (Best) 20141/32845
Gaywood North Bank 19201/32845
West Winch 16913/32845
Clenchwarton 13749/32845
Gaywood Chase 10844/32845
Gaywood Clock 9735/32845
Fairstead 9253/32845
South & West Lynn 8703/32845
St. Margaret's with St. Nicholas 7372/32845
North Lynn (Worst) 2913/32845

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