Moving to Sittingbourne, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Sittingbourne, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Sittingbourne, Kent - What you need to know

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

Crime in Sittingbourne

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 Sittingbourne. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Milton Regis 63
Kemsley 59
Bapchild 34
Tonge Corner 18
Key Street 17
Bobbing 15
Tunstall 8
Borden 3
Harman’s Corner 3
Heart’s Delight 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Downs (Best) 19797/32845
Woodstock 19086/32845
Borden and Grove Park 13643/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12078/32845
Homewood 10925/32845
Murston 8132/32845
Roman 6350/32845
Milton Regis 6345/32845
Chalkwell 4073/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sittingbourne: the only small town to have 3 branches of McDonalds

Your Health in Sittingbourne

If you are thinking of moving to Sittingbourne, 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 Sittingbourne 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%
Swale (Sittingbourne) 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Downs (Best) 20804/32845
Woodstock 20743/32845
Borden and Grove Park 20017/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 16576/32845
Homewood 14443/32845
Chalkwell 13264/32845
Milton Regis 13165/32845
Murston 10541/32845
Roman 9456/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Sittingbourne

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 Sittingbourne. 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
Woodstock (Best) 24001/32845
West Downs 23062/32845
Borden and Grove Park 19745/32845
Homewood 15703/32845
Milton Regis 12238/32845
Teynham and Lynsted 12104/32845
Chalkwell 11542/32845
Murston 9121/32845
Roman 7623/32845

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