Moving to Southborough, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Southborough, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Southborough 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 Southborough 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 Southborough the land of milk and honey or are Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Southborough

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Southborough. 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
High Brooms 133
Ferndale 97
St John’s 93
Sandown Park 74
Southborough 69
Modest Corner 30
Broomhill Bank 13
Stockland Green 5
Bidborough 3
Brook Street 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherwood (Best) 14630/32845
Judd 17471/32845
Southborough North 17716/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 17928/32845
St James' 20381/32845
Vauxhall 21497/32845
St John's 22278/32845
Culverden 22638/32845
Park 23941/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 28703/32845
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Your Health in Southborough

If you are thinking of moving to Southborough, 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 Southborough 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 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%
Tunbridge Wells (Southborough) 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherwood (Best) 19370/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 21448/32845
Southborough North 25220/32845
Judd 25452/32845
St James' 26065/32845
Vauxhall 26843/32845
St John's 27615/32845
Park 28551/32845
Culverden 30013/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 31118/32845
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Deprivation in Southborough

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 Southborough. 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
Sherwood (Best) 13206/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 19670/32845
Judd 21680/32845
Vauxhall 24446/32845
Southborough North 25964/32845
St James' 26504/32845
St John's 27843/32845
Culverden 28573/32845
Park 28724/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 29918/32845

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