Moving to Otley, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Otley, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Otley 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 Otley 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 Otley the land of milk and honey or are Framlingham, Kesgrave and Woodbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Otley

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 Otley. 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
Burgh 4
Hasketon 3
Hemingstone 1
Helmingham 0
Larks’ Hill 0
Bredfield 0
Clopton Corner 0
Gosbeck 0
Crowfield 0
Ashfield 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rushmere (Best) 18685/32845
Woodbridge 23782/32845
Claydon & Barham 24660/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 26134/32845
Stonham 26273/32845
Wickham Market 27087/32845
Melton 27497/32845
Framlingham 29314/32845
Debenham 29399/32845
Whitton (Worst) 7785/32845
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Your Health in Otley

If you are thinking of moving to Otley, 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 Otley 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 Otley. 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 Otley. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Whitton (Best) 10551/32845
Rushmere 13497/32845
Woodbridge 23010/32845
Melton 25704/32845
Wickham Market 25944/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 27635/32845
Claydon & Barham 27851/32845
Framlingham 28182/32845
Stonham 29369/32845
Debenham (Worst) 31278/32845
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Deprivation in Otley

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 Otley. 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
Whitton (Best) 12257/32845
Stonham 18398/32845
Rushmere 19356/32845
Wickham Market 19677/32845
Framlingham 20769/32845
Debenham 21365/32845
Woodbridge 22713/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 23027/32845
Claydon & Barham 23647/32845
Melton (Worst) 26635/32845

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