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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Selsey 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 Selsey 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 Selsey the land of milk and honey or are Emsworth, Bognor Regis and Chichester a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Selsey

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 Selsey. 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
Nyetimber 1
Church Norton 0
Pagham 0
Sidlesham 0
Highleigh 0
Street End 0
Earnley 0
Sidlesham Common 0
South Mundham 0
Aldwick 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pevensey (Best) 12668/32845
Orchard 16374/32845
Bersted 16631/32845
Selsey South 24074/32845
Aldwick East 25451/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 25590/32845
The Witterings 27138/32845
Aldwick West 28198/32845
Pagham 29472/32845
Marine (Worst) 9726/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bognor Regis is the only place I know that has a clear class divide

Your Health in Selsey

If you are thinking of moving to Selsey, 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 Selsey 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%
Arun 1.25% 4.42% 15.58% 36.77% 41.98%
Havant 1.31% 4.29% 14.24% 35.86% 44.31%
Chichester (Selsey) 0.96% 3.36% 13.09% 34.95% 47.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Orchard (Best) 10155/32845
Pagham 12508/32845
Selsey South 13800/32845
Bersted 14053/32845
Aldwick West 15489/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 16523/32845
Aldwick East 19031/32845
The Witterings 19712/32845
Marine 4092/32845
Pevensey (Worst) 9374/32845
Reader Opinion:

Portsmouth: O.M.F.G.

Deprivation in Selsey

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 Selsey. 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
Pevensey (Best) 10085/32845
Orchard 11319/32845
Bersted 14857/32845
Sidlesham with Selsey North 15878/32845
Selsey South 17217/32845
Pagham 19572/32845
The Witterings 20321/32845
Aldwick West 22260/32845
Aldwick East 25803/32845
Marine (Worst) 7386/32845

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  1. Selsey, a forgotten backwater town at the end of the line (literally)

    Selsey, a forgotten backwater town at the end of the line (literally)

  2. Bognor Regis… In short, everyone looks slightly ******

    Bognor Regis… In short, everyone looks slightly ******