Moving to Tunbridge Wells, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Tunbridge Wells, Kent - What you need to know

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

Crime in Tunbridge Wells

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 Tunbridge Wells. 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
High Brooms 112
Ferndale 100
St John’s 82
Sandown Park 80
Sherwood Park 80
Royal Tunbridge Wells 69
Southborough 49
Camden Park 26
Broomhill Bank 21
Modest Corner 15

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

How grim is your Postcode?
Ward Average rank in England
Broadwater (Best) 11758/32845
Sherwood 14630/32845
Rusthall 16367/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 17928/32845
St James' 20381/32845
St John's 22278/32845
Culverden 22638/32845
Park 23941/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 27649/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's (Worst) 28435/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tunbridge Wells: seems posh but has a seedy underbelly

Your Health in Tunbridge Wells

If you are thinking of moving to Tunbridge Wells, 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 Tunbridge Wells 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 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 (Tunbridge Wells) 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sherwood (Best) 19370/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 21448/32845
Rusthall 22076/32845
Broadwater 24422/32845
St James' 26065/32845
St John's 27615/32845
Park 28551/32845
Culverden 30013/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 31402/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's (Worst) 31576/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Tunbridge Wells

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 Tunbridge Wells. 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
Sherwood (Best) 13206/32845
Broadwater 17913/32845
Rusthall 19435/32845
Southborough and High Brooms 19670/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 26201/32845
St James' 26504/32845
St John's 27843/32845
Culverden 28573/32845
Park 28724/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's (Worst) 31179/32845

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