Moving to Stalham, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Stalham, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stalham in Norfolk? 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 Stalham 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 Stalham the land of milk and honey or are North Walsham, Rackheath and Wroxham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stalham

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 Stalham. 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
Stalham 11
Stalham Green 8
Ingham 3
Chapel Field 3
Hickling Heath 3
Hickling Green 1
Hickling 1
Ingham Corner 0
Eccles on Sea 0
Hempstead 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Flegg (Best) 23747/32845
North Walsham Market Cross 25610/32845
Stalham 25813/32845
North Walsham East 26911/32845
Happisburgh 27481/32845
North Walsham West 28770/32845
Hickling 29205/32845
Blofield with South Walsham 30023/32845
St. Benet's 30251/32845
Hoveton & Tunstead (Worst) 31266/32845

Your Health in Stalham

If you are thinking of moving to Stalham, 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 Stalham 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
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Great Yarmouth 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
North Norfolk (Stalham) 1.39% 4.77% 17.15% 37.77% 38.92%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
North Walsham East (Best) 12361/32845
North Walsham Market Cross 13528/32845
North Walsham West 13618/32845
Stalham 15286/32845
West Flegg 15950/32845
Happisburgh 16173/32845
Hoveton & Tunstead 16881/32845
Hickling 17243/32845
St. Benet's 18597/32845
Blofield with South Walsham (Worst) 25666/32845

Deprivation in Stalham

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 Stalham. 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
Stalham (Best) 13449/32845
Hickling 13664/32845
West Flegg 13988/32845
Hoveton & Tunstead 14049/32845
St. Benet's 14460/32845
North Walsham Market Cross 14652/32845
North Walsham East 14956/32845
North Walsham West 15362/32845
Blofield with South Walsham 24667/32845
Happisburgh (Worst) 7961/32845

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