Moving to Stowmarket, Suffolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Stowmarket, Suffolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stowmarket in Suffolk? 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 Stowmarket 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 Stowmarket the land of milk and honey or are Dommoc, Needham Market and Otley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stowmarket

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 Stowmarket. 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
Stowmarket 57
Stowupland 24
Combs Ford 18
Dagworth 10
Combs 8
Great Finborough 0
Moats Tye 0
Little London 0
Forward Green 0
Harleston 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Peter's (Best) 11369/32845
Combs Ford 15851/32845
Stow Thorney 17408/32845
Chilton 19211/32845
Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 23219/32845
Onehouse 24481/32845
Stonham 26273/32845
Battisford & Ringshall 26318/32845
Needham Market 26498/32845
Rattlesden (Worst) 29058/32845
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Your Health in Stowmarket

If you are thinking of moving to Stowmarket, 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 Stowmarket 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
Breckland 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92% 13.53% 35.84% 45.56%
Mid Suffolk (Stowmarket) 0.83% 3.12% 12.85% 35.31% 47.88%
Babergh 0.89% 3.45% 13.25% 35.83% 46.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Peter's (Best) 21799/32845
Combs Ford 22271/32845
Chilton 23279/32845
Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 24530/32845
Stow Thorney 25751/32845
Needham Market 26015/32845
Onehouse 28886/32845
Battisford & Ringshall 28889/32845
Stonham 29369/32845
Rattlesden (Worst) 29455/32845
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Deprivation in Stowmarket

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 Stowmarket. 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
St Peter's (Best) 16848/32845
Stonham 18398/32845
Combs Ford 18561/32845
Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 19121/32845
Chilton 19260/32845
Onehouse 19744/32845
Needham Market 21208/32845
Stow Thorney 21671/32845
Rattlesden 21778/32845
Battisford & Ringshall (Worst) 23144/32845

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