Moving to Skegness, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Skegness, Lincolnshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Skegness in Lincolnshire? 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 Skegness 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 Skegness the land of milk and honey or are Burgh le Marsh, Spilsby and Wainfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Skegness

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 Skegness. 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
Ingoldmells 36
Chapel St Leonards 22
Mill Hill 13
Burgh le Marsh 12
New England 11
Hogsthorpe 2
Authorpe Row 2
Listoft 1
Croft 0
Hasthorpe 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Scarbrough & Seacroft (Best) 10713/32845
St Clement's 11048/32845
Chapel St Leonards 17739/32845
Wainfleet 18327/32845
Croft 21699/32845
Burgh le Marsh 24409/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 25112/32845
Alford 25125/32845
Ingoldmells 511/32845
Winthorpe (Worst) 7995/32845
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Your Health in Skegness

If you are thinking of moving to Skegness, 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 Skegness 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
East Lindsey (Skegness) 1.86% 6.36% 18.27% 35.29% 38.22%
North East Lincolnshire 1.35% 4.7% 14.9% 35.04% 44.01%
North Kesteven 1.14% 3.9% 13.86% 35.11% 45.99%
Boston 1.24% 4.73% 15.86% 37.48% 40.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alford (Best) 10581/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 12553/32845
Chapel St Leonards 2251/32845
Ingoldmells 2979/32845
Winthorpe 3142/32845
St Clement's 3359/32845
Scarbrough & Seacroft 4621/32845
Wainfleet 5208/32845
Burgh le Marsh 5758/32845
Croft (Worst) 8820/32845
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Deprivation in Skegness

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 Skegness. 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
Burgh le Marsh (Best) 11634/32845
Ingoldmells 1829/32845
Winthorpe 2648/32845
Chapel St Leonards 3107/32845
Wainfleet 3439/32845
St Clement's 4553/32845
Scarbrough & Seacroft 5451/32845
Croft 7528/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 7938/32845
Alford (Worst) 9121/32845

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