Moving to Sheerness, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Sheerness, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sheerness 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 Sheerness 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 Sheerness the land of milk and honey or are Southchurch, Minster and Queenborough a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sheerness

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 Sheerness. 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
Marine Town 177
Blue Town 117
Sheerness 117
Mile Town 111
Minster-in-Sheppey 62
Halfway Houses 45
Isle of Sheppey 43
Iwade 15
Rushenden 11
Grain 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow (Best) 12246/32845
Kemsley 12359/32845
Minster Cliffs 13257/32845
Queenborough and Halfway 13796/32845
Peninsula 15490/32845
Sheerness 3116/32845
Sheppey East 3811/32845
Murston 8132/32845
Sheppey Central 9959/32845
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Your Health in Sheerness

If you are thinking of moving to Sheerness, 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 Sheerness 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
Medway 1.09% 3.94% 13% 36.25% 45.72%
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48% 14.06% 35.09% 45.11%
Swale (Sheerness) 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Murston (Best) 10541/32845
Queenborough and Halfway 12279/32845
Sheppey Central 12391/32845
Minster Cliffs 12681/32845
Peninsula 12705/32845
Kemsley 16077/32845
Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow 19673/32845
Sheerness 3703/32845
Sheppey East 6474/32845
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Deprivation in Sheerness

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 Sheerness. 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
Queenborough and Halfway (Best) 10323/32845
Sheppey Central 11050/32845
Minster Cliffs 12280/32845
Sheerness 1233/32845
Peninsula 13549/32845
Kemsley 16356/32845
Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow 21426/32845
Sheppey East 4064/32845
Murston 9121/32845

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