Moving to Margate, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Margate, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Margate 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 Margate 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 Margate the land of milk and honey or are Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Westgate on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Margate

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 Margate. 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
Margate 244
Northwood 148
Bromstone 126
St Peter’s 83
Reading Street 82
Isle of Thanet 76
Garlinge 53
Twenties 50
Haine 43
Manston 8

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

Ward Average rank in England
Salmestone (Best) 10293/32845
Margate Central 1077/32845
Cliftonville East 11328/32845
Thanet Villages 11680/32845
Beacon Road 12442/32845
Cliftonville West 1581/32845
Dane Valley 2300/32845
Northwood 2461/32845
Garlinge 6283/32845
Westbrook (Worst) 9041/32845
Reader Opinion:

Margate has its charms, but it’s also Chav central

Your Health in Margate

If you are thinking of moving to Margate, 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 Margate 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
Thanet (Margate) 1.7% 5.8% 16.68% 35.11% 40.72%
Swale 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Dover 1.33% 4.96% 14.99% 35.35% 43.37%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westbrook (Best) 11818/32845
Beacon Road 12923/32845
Garlinge 13746/32845
Thanet Villages 15908/32845
Cliftonville East 16363/32845
Margate Central 1844/32845
Cliftonville West 3819/32845
Northwood 4998/32845
Dane Valley 6803/32845
Salmestone (Worst) 8838/32845
Reader Opinion:

If Margate is a spot on England's arse, Westgate-on-sea is the pus

Deprivation in Margate

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 Margate. 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
Garlinge (Best) 10416/32845
Beacon Road 11637/32845
Westbrook 13119/32845
Margate Central 1312/32845
Thanet Villages 13478/32845
Cliftonville East 17326/32845
Cliftonville West 1780/32845
Dane Valley 4019/32845
Northwood 4596/32845
Salmestone (Worst) 8120/32845

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