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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is New Romney 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Littlestone-on-Sea 19
New Romney 11
St Mary’s Bay 3
Dymchurch 3
Lade 3
Greatstone-on-Sea 2
St Mary in the Marsh 2
Brenzett Green 1
Brenzett 1
Ivychurch 1

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
Hythe (Best) 24220/32845
Isle of Oxney 24057/32845
Hythe Rural 24054/32845
Park Farm North 23358/32845
Park Farm South 20933/32845
Saxon Shore 20657/32845
Romney Marsh 20404/32845
New Romney 19738/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 18202/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Shepway (New Romney) 1.49% 4.93%
Hastings 1.72% 5.72%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53%

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
Isle of Oxney (Best) 25902/32845
Saxon Shore 25538/32845
Park Farm South 24333/32845
Park Farm North 23162/32845
Hythe 19034/32845
Hythe Rural 17536/32845
New Romney 14271/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 13171/32845
Romney Marsh 9593/32845
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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
Park Farm North (Best) 27233/32845
Park Farm South 24237/32845
Hythe 19818/32845
Saxon Shore 17341/32845
New Romney 15552/32845
Hythe Rural 14886/32845
Isle of Oxney 11493/32845
Romney Marsh 8956/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 8036/32845

Average rent in New Romney

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for New Romney 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 New Romney.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in New Romney

If you are thinking of moving to New Romney, 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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