Moving to Sandwich, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Sandwich, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sandwich 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 Sandwich 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 Sandwich the land of milk and honey or are Broadstairs, Deal and Ramsgate a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sandwich

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 Sandwich. 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
Great Stonar 18
Each End 11
Marshborough 10
Coombe 7
Felderland 6
Ash (near Sandwich) 5
Cop Street 5
Weddington 5
Cooper Street 5
Richborough Port 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Middle Deal (Best) 11388/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 12785/32845
Nethercourt 15800/32845
North Deal 16819/32845
Mill Hill 17022/32845
Eastry Rural 18880/32845
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe 21963/32845
Walmer 21999/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 23263/32845
Sandwich (Worst) 24181/32845
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Your Health in Sandwich

If you are thinking of moving to Sandwich, 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 Sandwich 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
Thanet 1.7% 5.8% 16.68% 35.11% 40.72%
Canterbury 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Shepway 1.49% 4.93% 15.25% 36.12% 42.21%
Dover (Sandwich) 1.33% 4.96% 14.99% 35.35% 43.37%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Middle Deal (Best) 13202/32845
Nethercourt 14863/32845
Mill Hill 16637/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 16847/32845
North Deal 18034/32845
Eastry Rural 18293/32845
Walmer 21477/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 21618/32845
Sandwich 22493/32845
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe (Worst) 22516/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dover - Most neglected unloved town in the UK

Deprivation in Sandwich

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 Sandwich. 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
Middle Deal (Best) 13114/32845
Eastry Rural 13531/32845
Nethercourt 15276/32845
Mill Hill 15279/32845
North Deal 16263/32845
Little Stour & Ashstone 16485/32845
Cliffsend and Pegwell 18866/32845
Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe 19498/32845
Sandwich 20766/32845
Walmer (Worst) 21991/32845

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