Moving to Steyning, West Sussex? What you need to know

Moving to Steyning, West Sussex - What you need to know
Moving to Steyning, West Sussex - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Steyning a nice place to live?'' 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 Steyning 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 Steyning truly a nice place to live, or are Hove, Shoreham by Sea and Southwick a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Steyning

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 Steyning. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Henfield 6
Nep Town 5
Upper Beeding 5
Castle Town 3
Beggars Bush 2
Botolphs 1
Ashurst 0
Coombes 0
Hole Street 0
Washington 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Buckingham (Best) 29992/32845
West Chiltington, Thakeham & Ashington 28551/32845
Bramber, Upper Beeding & Woodmancote 28468/32845
Cokeham 26160/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 25796/32845
Henfield 25633/32845
Manor 24838/32845
Offington 23810/32845
Peverel 22045/32845
Mash Barn (Worst) 17348/32845

Your Health in Steyning

If you are thinking of moving to Steyning, 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 Steyning compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Worthing 1.1% 4.16%
Mid Sussex 0.78% 2.76%
Horsham (Steyning) 0.82% 2.71%
Adur 1.25% 4.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Chiltington, Thakeham & Ashington (Best) 31160/32845
Bramber, Upper Beeding & Woodmancote 28518/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 28071/32845
Offington 27311/32845
Henfield 25455/32845
Manor 22690/32845
Buckingham 21533/32845
Cokeham 16899/32845
Peverel 15776/32845
Mash Barn (Worst) 11650/32845

Deprivation in Steyning

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 Steyning. 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
Buckingham (Best) 29848/32845
Offington 29735/32845
West Chiltington, Thakeham & Ashington 28225/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 27188/32845
Henfield 25572/32845
Bramber, Upper Beeding & Woodmancote 22644/32845
Manor 22082/32845
Cokeham 16345/32845
Peverel 15329/32845
Mash Barn (Worst) 11336/32845

Average rent in Steyning

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Steyning are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Steyning.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Steyning

If you are thinking of moving to Steyning, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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