Moving to Paddock Wood, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Paddock Wood, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Paddock Wood 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 Paddock Wood 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 Paddock Wood the land of milk and honey or are Royal Tunbridge Wells, Southborough and Tonbridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Paddock Wood

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Paddock Wood. 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
Paddock Wood 15
Peckham Bush 6
Hale Street 6
Castle Hill 6
Beltring 2
Mile Oak 2
Pearson’s Green 1
Laddingford 1
Collier Street 0
Teise 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Medway (Best) 12484/32845
Sherwood 14630/32845
Marden and Yalding 16909/32845
Capel 19934/32845
Higham 20288/32845
Hadlow and East Peckham 21851/32845
Paddock Wood West 22467/32845
Paddock Wood East 23555/32845
Pembury 23905/32845
Brenchley and Horsmonden (Worst) 25872/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Your Health in Paddock Wood

If you are thinking of moving to Paddock Wood, 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 Paddock Wood 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
Medway 1.09% 3.94% 13% 36.25% 45.72%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Sevenoaks 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Tunbridge Wells (Paddock Wood) 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherwood (Best) 19370/32845
Paddock Wood East 21151/32845
Marden and Yalding 21787/32845
Pembury 22972/32845
Medway 23801/32845
Hadlow and East Peckham 24557/32845
Higham 24831/32845
Paddock Wood West 25283/32845
Capel 28016/32845
Brenchley and Horsmonden (Worst) 30940/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tonbridge: where chavs and toffs come face-to-face

Deprivation in Paddock Wood

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 Paddock Wood. 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
Sherwood (Best) 13206/32845
Marden and Yalding 15299/32845
Medway 20477/32845
Hadlow and East Peckham 21102/32845
Capel 21751/32845
Brenchley and Horsmonden 22279/32845
Paddock Wood West 22489/32845
Paddock Wood East 22959/32845
Higham 25098/32845
Pembury (Worst) 25537/32845

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