Moving to Tonbridge, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Tonbridge, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge the land of milk and honey or are Royal Tunbridge Wells, Southborough and Tunbridge Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Tonbridge

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Tonbridge. 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
Southborough 95
Cage Green 81
Tonbridge 72
Hadlow Stair 58
Higham Wood 55
Parker’s Green 21
Pittswood 19
Barden Park 14
Brook Street 12
Lower Haysden 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Medway (Best) 12484/32845
Trench 13471/32845
Cage Green 15738/32845
Castle 15897/32845
Judd 17471/32845
Southborough North 17716/32845
Capel 19934/32845
Higham 20288/32845
Vauxhall 21497/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 28703/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Tonbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Tonbridge, 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 Tonbridge 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
Tonbridge and Malling (Tonbridge) 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Sevenoaks 0.87% 3.11% 11.47% 33.37% 51.17%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trench (Best) 17775/32845
Cage Green 23383/32845
Medway 23801/32845
Higham 24831/32845
Southborough North 25220/32845
Judd 25452/32845
Vauxhall 26843/32845
Castle 27132/32845
Capel 28016/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 31118/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tonbridge: where chavs and toffs come face-to-face

Deprivation in Tonbridge

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 Tonbridge. 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
Trench (Best) 14477/32845
Medway 20477/32845
Judd 21680/32845
Cage Green 21748/32845
Capel 21751/32845
Castle 24005/32845
Vauxhall 24446/32845
Higham 25098/32845
Southborough North 25964/32845
Speldhurst and Bidborough (Worst) 29918/32845

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