Moving to Leiston, Suffolk? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Leiston a nice place to live?'' 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 Leiston 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 Leiston truly a nice place to live, or are Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Saxmundham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leiston

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 Leiston. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Carlton 15
Curlew Green 10
Dorley’s Corner 10
Kelsale 10
Aldeburgh 4
Coldfair Green 1
Knodishall 1
Yoxford 0
Farnham 0
Theberton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rendlesham & Orford (Best) 29872/32845
Framlingham 29314/32845
Deben 27742/32845
Wickham Market 27087/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 26585/32845
Halesworth & Blything 26004/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 25692/32845
Southwold 25128/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 22440/32845
Saxmundham (Worst) 18825/32845

Your Health in Leiston

If you are thinking of moving to Leiston, 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 Leiston compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
South Norfolk 1.02% 3.46%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Framlingham (Best) 28182/32845
Wickham Market 25944/32845
Deben 25461/32845
Rendlesham & Orford 25323/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 23589/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford 22807/32845
Saxmundham 21905/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 21143/32845
Halesworth & Blything 20643/32845
Southwold (Worst) 19841/32845

Deprivation in Leiston

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 Leiston. 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
Framlingham (Best) 20769/32845
Rendlesham & Orford 20350/32845
Wickham Market 19677/32845
Deben 18820/32845
Southwold 18528/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 16653/32845
Saxmundham 15758/32845
Halesworth & Blything 14408/32845
Wrentham, Wangford & Westleton 13694/32845
Kelsale & Yoxford (Worst) 13367/32845

Average rent in Leiston

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Leiston are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Leiston.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Leiston

If you are thinking of moving to Leiston, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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