Moving to Orford, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Orford, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Orford in Suffolk? 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 Orford 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 Orford the land of milk and honey or are Aldeburgh, Leiston and Saxmundham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Orford

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 Orford. 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
Aldeburgh 4
Oak Hill 2
Boyton 2
Tunstall 1
Butley 1
Hollesley 0
Duck Corner 0
Capel St Andrew 0
Capel Green 0
Blaxhall 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Saxmundham (Best) 18825/32845
Eastern Felixstowe 21300/32845
Woodbridge 23782/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 25692/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 26134/32845
Wickham Market 27087/32845
Melton 27497/32845
Deben 27742/32845
Framlingham 29314/32845
Rendlesham & Orford (Worst) 29872/32845

Your Health in Orford

If you are thinking of moving to Orford, 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 Orford 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
Tendring 1.78% 5.83% 18.15% 35.82% 38.42%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92% 13.53% 35.84% 45.56%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12% 12.85% 35.31% 47.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastern Felixstowe (Best) 18083/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 21143/32845
Saxmundham 21905/32845
Woodbridge 23010/32845
Rendlesham & Orford 25323/32845
Deben 25461/32845
Melton 25704/32845
Wickham Market 25944/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 27635/32845
Framlingham (Worst) 28182/32845

Deprivation in Orford

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 Orford. 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
Saxmundham (Best) 15758/32845
Aldeburgh & Leiston 16653/32845
Deben 18820/32845
Wickham Market 19677/32845
Rendlesham & Orford 20350/32845
Eastern Felixstowe 20758/32845
Framlingham 20769/32845
Woodbridge 22713/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 23027/32845
Melton (Worst) 26635/32845

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