Moving to Strood, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Strood, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Strood 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 Strood 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 Strood the land of milk and honey or are Rye, Cranbrook and Tenterden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Strood

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 Strood. 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
St Michaels 10
London Beach 8
Durrant Green 8
Biddenden 6
Curteis’ Corner 6
Tenterden 5
Broad Tenterden 4
Beacon Hill 2
Benenden 2
Newenden 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastern Rother (Best) 16066/32845
Weald North 16655/32845
Tenterden South 17989/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst 18828/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 19601/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 19867/32845
Biddenden 20458/32845
Tenterden North 21939/32845
Tenterden St Michael's 24504/32845
Northern Rother (Worst) 26781/32845
Reader Opinion:

Battle nr Hastings: Gods Waiting room

Your Health in Strood

If you are thinking of moving to Strood, 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 Strood 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
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford (Strood) 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastern Rother (Best) 17340/32845
Northern Rother 21815/32845
Tenterden South 23014/32845
Biddenden 23902/32845
Tenterden North 24520/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 24620/32845
Tenterden St Michael's 25439/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 26168/32845
Weald North 26763/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst (Worst) 32295/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gillingham: a quaint little sh*tehouse situated on the river Medway

Deprivation in Strood

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 Strood. 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
Biddenden (Best) 15507/32845
Northern Rother 17501/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 17948/32845
Weald North 18010/32845
Tenterden South 19154/32845
Benenden and Cranbrook 20029/32845
Frittenden and Sissinghurst 22743/32845
Tenterden North 22812/32845
Tenterden St Michael's 24722/32845
Eastern Rother (Worst) 9779/32845

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