Moving to Sandown, Isle of Wight? What you need to know

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Moving to Sandown, Isle of Wight - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sandown in Isle of Wight? 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 Sandown 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 Sandown the land of milk and honey or are Brading, Ryde and Shanklin a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sandown

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 Sandown. 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
Sandown 57
Adgestone 57
Lake 49
Shanklin 45
Landguard Manor 43
Morton 30
Alverstone 9
Bembridge 7
Apse Heath 1
Ashey 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shanklin South (Best) 13831/32845
Ryde South 14258/32845
Shanklin Central 16231/32845
Lake North 16476/32845
Lake South 18477/32845
Godshill and Wroxall 24981/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 25701/32845
Nettlestone and Seaview 26494/32845
Sandown North 9020/32845
Sandown South (Worst) 9262/32845

Your Health in Sandown

If you are thinking of moving to Sandown, 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 Sandown 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
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9% 12.42% 34.84% 47.69%
Isle of Wight (Sandown) 1.47% 5.01% 16.18% 36.53% 40.81%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13% 12.22% 35.21% 48.55%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89% 13.58% 36.21% 45.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sandown South (Best) 11715/32845
Ryde South 12601/32845
Shanklin South 13533/32845
Lake North 13835/32845
Shanklin Central 13860/32845
Lake South 15251/32845
Godshill and Wroxall 15323/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 21927/32845
Nettlestone and Seaview 22277/32845
Sandown North (Worst) 9643/32845

Deprivation in Sandown

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 Sandown. 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
Shanklin Central (Best) 11508/32845
Lake North 12676/32845
Shanklin South 12734/32845
Lake South 13362/32845
Godshill and Wroxall 13620/32845
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge 19937/32845
Nettlestone and Seaview 23043/32845
Ryde South 7415/32845
Sandown South 7849/32845
Sandown North (Worst) 8581/32845

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