Moving to Thetford, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Thetford, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Thetford in Norfolk? 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 Thetford 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 Thetford the land of milk and honey or are Watton, Brandon and Mildenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Thetford

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 Thetford. 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
Little Ouse 17
Ickburgh 3
Croxton 2
Honington 1
Barnham 1
Bridgham 0
Harling Road 0
Stonebridge 0
Coney Weston 0
Hockwold cum Wilton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thetford Burrell (Best) 12104/32845
Thetford Priory 12817/32845
Brandon Central 18905/32845
Thetford Castle 20121/32845
Brandon West 20443/32845
Brandon East 21870/32845
Lakenheath 22079/32845
Forest 24513/32845
Bardwell 25731/32845
Thetford Boudica (Worst) 26157/32845
Reader Opinion:

Watton - Most Boring Town Ever

Your Health in Thetford

If you are thinking of moving to Thetford, 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 Thetford 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
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Breckland (Thetford) 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thetford Burrell (Best) 11329/32845
Thetford Priory 11832/32845
Brandon West 15111/32845
Brandon Central 15808/32845
Forest 18409/32845
Brandon East 18440/32845
Thetford Castle 19158/32845
Thetford Boudica 19816/32845
Lakenheath 20976/32845
Bardwell (Worst) 24025/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dereham - More like Drearam. Stay away if you're not a local

Deprivation in Thetford

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 Thetford. 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
Brandon Central (Best) 14319/32845
Brandon West 15052/32845
Brandon East 15580/32845
Forest 17317/32845
Lakenheath 17633/32845
Bardwell 18249/32845
Thetford Castle 19442/32845
Thetford Boudica 22541/32845
Thetford Burrell 8949/32845
Thetford Priory (Worst) 9831/32845

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