Moving to Orpington, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Orpington, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Orpington 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 Orpington 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 Orpington the land of milk and honey or are St Mary Cray, Sevenoaks and Swanley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Orpington

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 Orpington. 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
Ramsden 45
Chelsfield 19
Green Street Green 6
Badgers Mount 4
Maypole 3
Timberden Bottom 2
Shoreham 1
Halstead 1
Rushmore Hill 1
Knockholt 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Orpington (Best) 14721/32845
Eynsford 17924/32845
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 20442/32845
Crockenhill and Well Hill 2492/32845
Farnborough and Crofton 25569/32845
Swanley St Mary's 2602/32845
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom 26583/32845
Swanley White Oak 6215/32845
Cray Valley East 6718/32845
Cray Valley West (Worst) 8295/32845
Reader Opinion:

Swanley is the Manchester United of Chav towns

Your Health in Orpington

If you are thinking of moving to Orpington, 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 Orpington 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
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09% 11.54% 32.95% 50.14%
Bromley 0.91% 3.2% 11.67% 34.12% 50.1%
Sevenoaks (Orpington) 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swanley White Oak (Best) 16759/32845
Cray Valley East 18305/32845
Swanley St Mary's 18468/32845
Cray Valley West 18559/32845
Orpington 26524/32845
Farnborough and Crofton 28998/32845
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom 29390/32845
Crockenhill and Well Hill 30761/32845
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 30874/32845
Eynsford (Worst) 31745/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Orpington

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 Orpington. 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
Cray Valley West (Best) 10706/32845
Cray Valley East 11423/32845
Swanley White Oak 11862/32845
Crockenhill and Well Hill 14608/32845
Orpington 19767/32845
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount 24162/32845
Eynsford 26447/32845
Farnborough and Crofton 27122/32845
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom 28176/32845
Swanley St Mary's (Worst) 9009/32845

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