Moving to Maidstone, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Maidstone, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Maidstone in Kent? 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone the land of milk and honey or are Crayford, Snodland and West Malling a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Maidstone

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Maidstone. 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
Maidstone 222
Penenden Heath 172
Harbourland 111
Fant 107
Tovil 85
Allington 59
Weavering Street 43
Sandling 28
Abbey Gate 28
Boxley 28

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

Ward Average rank in England
North (Best) 15492/32845
Bridge 15575/32845
Heath 16236/32845
South 17963/32845
East 18115/32845
Boxley 22512/32845
Allington 29008/32845
High Street 5897/32845
Shepway North 8808/32845
Fant (Worst) 8998/32845
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Your Health in Maidstone

If you are thinking of moving to Maidstone, 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 Maidstone 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
Medway 1.09% 3.94% 13% 36.25% 45.72%
Maidstone (Maidstone) 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
High Street (Best) 14654/32845
Shepway North 16353/32845
Fant 19863/32845
North 20524/32845
Heath 21072/32845
Bridge 22007/32845
East 23826/32845
South 25296/32845
Boxley 27320/32845
Allington (Worst) 27477/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidstone - Home of the angry white man

Deprivation in Maidstone

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 Maidstone. 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
Shepway North (Best) 11862/32845
Fant 15874/32845
North 17713/32845
Bridge 20557/32845
Heath 20893/32845
East 21586/32845
South 24929/32845
Boxley 25566/32845
Allington 30700/32845
High Street (Worst) 9973/32845

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