Moving to Lewes, East Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Lewes, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Lewes in East Sussex? 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 Lewes 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 Lewes the land of milk and honey or are Newhaven, Peacehaven and Telscombe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lewes

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Lewes. 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
South Malling 2
Wallands Park 2
Landport 2
Southover 2
Barcombe 0
Hamsey 0
Offham 0
Cooksbridge 0
Iford 0
Rushey Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lewes Castle (Best) 14251/32845
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean 14253/32845
Peacehaven North 20857/32845
Lewes Bridge 21064/32845
Lewes Priory 21114/32845
Kingston 23241/32845
Woodingdean 24054/32845
Arlington 26412/32845
Chailey, Barcombe & Hamsey 26430/32845
Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John (Worst) 30737/32845
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Your Health in Lewes

If you are thinking of moving to Lewes, 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 Lewes 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
Brighton and Hove 1.2% 4.08% 11.81% 33.64% 49.26%
Wealden 0.96% 3.49% 13.03% 34.93% 47.59%
Lewes (Lewes) 1.21% 4.17% 14.26% 35.52% 44.84%
Mid Sussex 0.78% 2.76% 10.68% 33.98% 51.8%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Woodingdean (Best) 16781/32845
Peacehaven North 17803/32845
Lewes Castle 23685/32845
Lewes Bridge 24783/32845
Lewes Priory 25526/32845
Arlington 26988/32845
Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John 27250/32845
Chailey, Barcombe & Hamsey 28146/32845
Kingston 29516/32845
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean (Worst) 8465/32845

Deprivation in Lewes

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 Lewes. 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
Peacehaven North (Best) 16516/32845
Woodingdean 16869/32845
Lewes Castle 17547/32845
Kingston 18116/32845
Chailey, Barcombe & Hamsey 18674/32845
Arlington 20948/32845
Lewes Bridge 21278/32845
Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John 24573/32845
Lewes Priory 25335/32845
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean (Worst) 8198/32845

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