Moving to Swanley, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Swanley, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Swanley 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 Swanley 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 Swanley the land of milk and honey or are Bexley, St Mary Cray and Dartford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Swanley

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 Swanley. 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
Hextable 70
Bowmans 49
Kevingtown 40
Hockenden 22
Heath Side 19
Ruxley 17
Crockenhill 14
South Darenth 10
Farningham 3
Eynsford 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth (Best) 10526/32845
Wilmington, Sutton-at-Hone & Hawley 11292/32845
Hextable 13345/32845
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 16142/32845
St Mary's & St James 16199/32845
Eynsford 17924/32845
Joyden's Wood 18507/32845
Swanley St Mary's 2602/32845
Swanley White Oak 6215/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross (Worst) 9623/32845
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Your Health in Swanley

If you are thinking of moving to Swanley, 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 Swanley 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
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09% 11.54% 32.95% 50.14%
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Sevenoaks (Swanley) 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swanley White Oak (Best) 16759/32845
Swanley St Mary's 18468/32845
Wilmington, Sutton-at-Hone & Hawley 18504/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 19880/32845
St Mary's & St James 23898/32845
Joyden's Wood 26708/32845
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 27350/32845
Hextable 27624/32845
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth 27748/32845
Eynsford (Worst) 31745/32845
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Deprivation in Swanley

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 Swanley. 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
Swanley White Oak (Best) 11862/32845
Wilmington, Sutton-at-Hone & Hawley 17097/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 18468/32845
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth 21054/32845
St Mary's & St James 21762/32845
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village 23467/32845
Hextable 23668/32845
Eynsford 26447/32845
Joyden's Wood 27328/32845
Swanley St Mary's (Worst) 9009/32845

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