Moving to Southwell, Nottinghamshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Southwell, Nottinghamshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Southwell in Nottinghamshire? 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 Southwell 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 Southwell the land of milk and honey or are Newark on Trent, Ollerton and Ollerton and Boughton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Southwell

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 Southwell. 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
Farnsfield 8
Southwell 4
Maythorne 3
Edingley 3
Brinkley 1
Belle Eau Park 0
Bleasby 0
Hockerton 0
Goverton 0
Averham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Devon (Best) 10797/32845
Bilsthorpe 18094/32845
Dover Beck 21305/32845
Calverton 22580/32845
Muskham 25924/32845
Trent 26637/32845
Farnsfield 27343/32845
Dumbles 28693/32845
Southwell 28765/32845
Castle (Worst) 8725/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ollerton: the most boring place to live

Your Health in Southwell

If you are thinking of moving to Southwell, 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 Southwell 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
Nottingham 1.53% 4.93% 13.6% 33.8% 46.14%
Mansfield 1.8% 6.2% 16.2% 34.36% 41.44%
Newark and Sherwood (Southwell) 1.32% 4.57% 14.7% 34.55% 44.86%
Gedling 1.17% 4.1% 14.51% 35.17% 45.05%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bilsthorpe (Best) 10643/32845
Devon 12332/32845
Castle 14509/32845
Calverton 20412/32845
Dover Beck 23467/32845
Farnsfield 23468/32845
Trent 25082/32845
Muskham 25792/32845
Southwell 26727/32845
Dumbles (Worst) 27763/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nottingham, A dirty place full of people who can't speak properly

Deprivation in Southwell

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 Southwell. 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
Devon (Best) 10125/32845
Bilsthorpe 12759/32845
Castle 13280/32845
Muskham 19432/32845
Calverton 21017/32845
Trent 25209/32845
Dover Beck 25528/32845
Southwell 26785/32845
Dumbles 28088/32845
Farnsfield (Worst) 28519/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Nottingham, A dirty place full of people who can’t speak properly

    Nottingham, A dirty place full of people who can’t speak properly

  2. Sutton in Ashfield situated just north of the ****-tastic Mansfield

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  3. Nottingham? It should be called Shottingham.

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  4. Ollerton: the most boring place to live

    Ollerton: the most boring place to live

  5. Kirkby-in-Ashfield: Another Slowly Dying Ex-Mining Town With Nothing There.

    Kirkby-in-Ashfield: Another Slowly Dying Ex-Mining Town With Nothing There.

  6. Sneinton, Nottingham, do not come here for peace

    Sneinton, Nottingham, do not come here for peace

  7. Bulwell: a market town… mostly down market

    Bulwell: a market town… mostly down market

  8. Nottingham, the least friendly, intolerant city I have ever lived in

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  9. Worksop – The fattest town in England

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