Is Shanklin, Isle of Wight a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Shanklin a nice place to live?'' 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 Shanklin 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 Shanklin truly a nice place to live, or are Brading, Sandown and Ventnor a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Shanklin

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 Shanklin. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Sandown 47
Lake 37
Landguard Manor 27
Shanklin 19
Bonchurch 12
Upper Bonchurch 9
Sandford 2
Apse Heath 1
Alverstone 1
Dunnose 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Godshill and Wroxall (Best) 24981/32845
Lake South 18477/32845
Ventnor West 17059/32845
Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands 16862/32845
Lake North 16476/32845
Shanklin Central 16231/32845
Shanklin South 13831/32845
Ventnor East 9337/32845
Sandown South 9262/32845
Sandown North (Worst) 9020/32845

Your Health in Shanklin

If you are thinking of moving to Shanklin, 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 Shanklin compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Isle of Wight (Shanklin) 1.47% 5.01%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands (Best) 17178/32845
Godshill and Wroxall 15323/32845
Lake South 15251/32845
Ventnor West 15069/32845
Shanklin Central 13860/32845
Lake North 13835/32845
Shanklin South 13533/32845
Sandown South 11715/32845
Ventnor East 10026/32845
Sandown North (Worst) 9643/32845

Deprivation in Shanklin

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 Shanklin. 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
Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands (Best) 15255/32845
Godshill and Wroxall 13620/32845
Lake South 13362/32845
Shanklin South 12734/32845
Lake North 12676/32845
Shanklin Central 11508/32845
Ventnor West 10581/32845
Sandown North 8581/32845
Sandown South 7849/32845
Ventnor East (Worst) 6596/32845

Average rent in Shanklin

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Shanklin are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Shanklin.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Shanklin

If you are thinking of moving to Shanklin, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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