Moving to Ramsgate, Kent? What you need to know

Moving to Ramsgate, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Ramsgate, Kent - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ramsgate a nice place to live?'' 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 Ramsgate 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 Ramsgate truly a nice place to live, or are Broadstairs, Margate and Westgate on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ramsgate

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ramsgate. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Dumpton 164
Ramsgate 106
Northwood 88
St Lawrence 80
Bromstone 75
St Peter’s 49
Haine 32
Broadstairs 30
Pegwell 17
Chilton 17

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradstowe (Best) 19747/32845
Nethercourt 15800/32845
St Peters 14015/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 12785/32845
Viking 11411/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 7497/32845
Newington 3802/32845
Eastcliff 2773/32845
Northwood 2461/32845
Central Harbour (Worst) 1904/32845
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Your Health in Ramsgate

If you are thinking of moving to Ramsgate, 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 Ramsgate compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Thanet (Ramsgate) 1.7% 5.8%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93%
Dover 1.33% 4.96%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bradstowe (Best) 22145/32845
Viking 19698/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 16847/32845
St Peters 16760/32845
Nethercourt 14863/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 12135/32845
Central Harbour 9187/32845
Eastcliff 7345/32845
Northwood 4998/32845
Newington (Worst) 4521/32845
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Deprivation in Ramsgate

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 Ramsgate. 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
Bradstowe (Best) 22418/32845
St Peters 19450/32845
Viking 19266/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 18866/32845
Nethercourt 15276/32845
Sir Moses Montefiore 12602/32845
Central Harbour 6267/32845
Northwood 4596/32845
Eastcliff 4474/32845
Newington (Worst) 2514/32845

Average rent in Ramsgate

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Ramsgate are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Ramsgate.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ramsgate

If you are thinking of moving to Ramsgate, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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