Moving to Sevenoaks, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Sevenoaks, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sevenoaks 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 Sevenoaks 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 Sevenoaks the land of milk and honey or are Orpington, Tonbridge and Westerham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sevenoaks

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Sevenoaks. 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
Greatness 30
Kemsing 15
Lower Bitchet 13
Longford 9
Dunton Green 9
Childsbridge 8
Bessels Green 6
Crowdleham 3
Dryhill 3
Underriver 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sevenoaks Eastern (Best) 13364/32845
Seal and Weald 15316/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 17162/32845
Dunton Green and Riverhead 17809/32845
Otford and Shoreham 18151/32845
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 20447/32845
Kemsing 20969/32845
Sevenoaks Town and St John's 21080/32845
Sevenoaks Kippington 23747/32845
Sevenoaks Northern (Worst) 9891/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tonbridge: where chavs and toffs come face-to-face

Your Health in Sevenoaks

If you are thinking of moving to Sevenoaks, 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 Sevenoaks 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
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Sevenoaks (Sevenoaks) 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sevenoaks Northern (Best) 26391/32845
Sevenoaks Eastern 28072/32845
Kemsing 28638/32845
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 29438/32845
Otford and Shoreham 30093/32845
Seal and Weald 30419/32845
Sevenoaks Town and St John's 30615/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 30705/32845
Dunton Green and Riverhead 31251/32845
Sevenoaks Kippington (Worst) 32430/32845
Reader Opinion:

Orpington has been growing in recent years to be one of the most chavy areas imaginable.

Deprivation in Sevenoaks

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 Sevenoaks. 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
Seal and Weald (Best) 21312/32845
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted 21850/32845
Sevenoaks Northern 23260/32845
Otford and Shoreham 23480/32845
Sevenoaks Eastern 24574/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 24683/32845
Kemsing 26500/32845
Dunton Green and Riverhead 28693/32845
Sevenoaks Kippington 29799/32845
Sevenoaks Town and St John's (Worst) 31195/32845

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