Moving to Petworth, West Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Petworth, West Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Petworth in West Sussex? 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 Petworth 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 Petworth the land of milk and honey or are Haslemere, Arundel and Midhurst a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Petworth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Petworth. 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
Hampers Green 3
Tillington 2
Gorehill 2
Byworth 2
Haslingbourne 2
Heath End 0
Rotherbridge 0
Little Bognor 0
Churchwood 0
Fittleworth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fittleworth (Best) 23763/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 25678/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 25960/32845
Storrington & Washington 26560/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood 26933/32845
Fernhurst 26997/32845
Petworth 27366/32845
Easebourne 27575/32845
Midhurst 27787/32845
Loxwood (Worst) 29181/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow tossers!

Your Health in Petworth

If you are thinking of moving to Petworth, 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 Petworth 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
Arun 1.25% 4.42% 15.58% 36.77% 41.98%
Chichester (Petworth) 0.96% 3.36% 13.09% 34.95% 47.64%
Horsham 0.82% 2.71% 11.1% 34.79% 50.57%
East Hampshire 0.82% 2.89% 11.15% 34.7% 50.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fernhurst (Best) 24824/32845
Petworth 25501/32845
Midhurst 26494/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 26527/32845
Storrington & Washington 26845/32845
Easebourne 27738/32845
Loxwood 27785/32845
Fittleworth 27811/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 28232/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood (Worst) 30019/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester: The Hyacinth Bucket of the South

Deprivation in Petworth

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 Petworth. 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
Petworth (Best) 17552/32845
Fittleworth 18912/32845
Easebourne 20633/32845
Loxwood 20669/32845
Midhurst 21780/32845
Storrington & Washington 22293/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 22751/32845
Fernhurst 23611/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 26762/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood (Worst) 29987/32845

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