Moving to Rye, East Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Rye, East Sussex - What you need to know
Moving to Rye, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rye in East 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 Rye 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 Rye the land of milk and honey or are Winchelsea, Lydd and Strood a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rye

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 Rye. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Tillingham 11
Rye 11
Playden 11
Bowler’s Town 3
Rye Foreign 3
Camber 3
Rye Harbour 1
Peasmarsh 1
Iden 0
Royal Military Canal 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northern Rother (Best) 26781/32845
Isle of Oxney 24057/32845
Brede & Udimore 21575/32845
Southern Rother 20475/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 19867/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 18202/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 18090/32845
Eastern Rother 16066/32845
Ore 9923/32845
Baird (Worst) 6770/32845
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Your Health in Rye

If you are thinking of moving to Rye, 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 Rye 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
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Rother (Rye) 1.41% 4.93% 16.51% 36.6% 40.55%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Isle of Oxney (Best) 25902/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 24620/32845
Northern Rother 21815/32845
Brede & Udimore 18408/32845
Southern Rother 18146/32845
Eastern Rother 17340/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 16739/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 13171/32845
Ore 8120/32845
Baird (Worst) 7537/32845
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Deprivation in Rye

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 Rye. 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
Brede & Udimore (Best) 19801/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 17948/32845
Northern Rother 17501/32845
Southern Rother 15545/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 12203/32845
Isle of Oxney 11493/32845
Eastern Rother 9779/32845
Ore 8264/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 8036/32845
Baird (Worst) 6769/32845

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