Moving to Tenterden, Kent? What you need to know

Moving to Tenterden, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Tenterden, Kent - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Tenterden 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 Tenterden 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 Tenterden truly a nice place to live, or are Rye, Cranbrook and Strood a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Tenterden

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 Tenterden. 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
Tenterden 10
St Michaels 8
Durrant Green 5
London Beach 5
Broad Tenterden 3
Biddenden 2
Curteis’ Corner 1
Tanden 1
Townland Green 0
Shirkoak 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Northern Rother (Best) 26781/32845
Tenterden St Michael's 24504/32845
Isle of Oxney 24057/32845
Tenterden North 21939/32845
Weald South 21418/32845
Biddenden 20458/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 19867/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh 18202/32845
Tenterden South 17989/32845
Weald North (Worst) 16655/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Tenterden

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Hastings 1.72% 5.72%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%
Ashford (Tenterden) 1.06% 3.53%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Weald North (Best) 26763/32845
Isle of Oxney 25902/32845
Tenterden St Michael's 25439/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 24620/32845
Tenterden North 24520/32845
Weald South 23912/32845
Biddenden 23902/32845
Tenterden South 23014/32845
Northern Rother 21815/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh (Worst) 13171/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rochester should forget Dickens. He's dead & the town should try a new trick

Deprivation in Tenterden

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 Tenterden. 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
Tenterden St Michael's (Best) 24722/32845
Tenterden North 22812/32845
Tenterden South 19154/32845
Weald North 18010/32845
Rolvenden & Tenterden West 17948/32845
Northern Rother 17501/32845
Weald South 17133/32845
Biddenden 15507/32845
Isle of Oxney 11493/32845
Walland & Denge Marsh (Worst) 8036/32845

Average rent in Tenterden

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Tenterden 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 Tenterden.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Tenterden

If you are thinking of moving to Tenterden, 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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