Moving to Wadhurst, East Sussex? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Wadhurst, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wadhurst in East Sussex? 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 Wadhurst 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 Wadhurst the land of milk and honey or are Heathfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge Wells a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wadhurst

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 Wadhurst. 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
Pell Green 0
Stone Cross 0
Sparrow’s Green 0
Durgates 0
Shover’s Green 0
Birchett’s Green 0
Lower Cousley Wood 0
Wallcrouch 0
Bardown 0
Hook Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadwater (Best) 11758/32845
St James' 20381/32845
St John's 22278/32845
Culverden 22638/32845
Park 23941/32845
Withyham 26718/32845
Burwash & the Weald 27461/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 27649/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's 28435/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes (Worst) 31318/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wells - Posh veneer, chav underbelly

Your Health in Wadhurst

If you are thinking of moving to Wadhurst, 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 Wadhurst 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
Hastings 1.72% 5.72% 15.82% 36.24% 40.5%
Wealden (Wadhurst) 0.96% 3.49% 13.03% 34.93% 47.59%
Rother 1.41% 4.93% 16.51% 36.6% 40.55%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09% 11.12% 33.6% 51.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broadwater (Best) 24422/32845
Burwash & the Weald 25115/32845
St James' 26065/32845
St John's 27615/32845
Park 28551/32845
Culverden 30013/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 30327/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 31402/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's 31576/32845
Withyham (Worst) 32024/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tunbridge Wells: seems posh but has a seedy underbelly

Deprivation in Wadhurst

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 Wadhurst. 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
Broadwater (Best) 17913/32845
Burwash & the Weald 18402/32845
Withyham 24203/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 24910/32845
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

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Tunbridge Wells: seems posh but has a seedy underbelly

    Tunbridge Wells: seems posh but has a seedy underbelly