Moving to New Romney, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to New Romney, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to New Romney 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 New Romney 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 New Romney the land of milk and honey or are Rye, Hythe and Lydd a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in New Romney

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 New Romney. 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
Littlestone-on-Sea 20
New Romney 17
St Mary’s Bay 4
Dymchurch 2
Brenzett Green 2
Brenzett 2
Greatstone-on-Sea 1
Lade 1
St Mary in the Marsh 0
Ivychurch 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walland & Denge Marsh (Best) 18202/32845
New Romney 19738/32845
Romney Marsh 20404/32845
Saxon Shore 20657/32845
Park Farm South 20933/32845
Park Farm North 23358/32845
Hythe Rural 24054/32845
Isle of Oxney 24057/32845
Hythe 24220/32845
Reader Opinion:

Battle nr Hastings: Gods Waiting room

Your Health in New Romney

If you are thinking of moving to New Romney, 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 New Romney 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
Shepway (New Romney) 1.49% 4.93% 15.25% 36.12% 42.21%
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walland & Denge Marsh (Best) 13171/32845
New Romney 14271/32845
Hythe Rural 17536/32845
Hythe 19034/32845
Park Farm North 23162/32845
Park Farm South 24333/32845
Saxon Shore 25538/32845
Isle of Oxney 25902/32845
Romney Marsh 9593/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dymchurch, a geriatric landfill on the south-east coast of Kent

Deprivation in New Romney

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 New Romney. 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
Isle of Oxney (Best) 11493/32845
Hythe Rural 14886/32845
New Romney 15552/32845
Saxon Shore 17341/32845
Hythe 19818/32845
Park Farm South 24237/32845
Park Farm North 27233/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 8036/32845
Romney Marsh 8956/32845

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