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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wadhurst 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Pell Green 8
Sparrow’s Green 8
Durgates 5
Stone Cross 4
Lower Cousley Wood 1
Hook Green 1
Shover’s Green 1
Birchett’s Green 1
Bardown 1
Wallcrouch 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
Mayfield & Five Ashes (Best) 31318/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's 28435/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 27649/32845
Burwash & the Weald 27461/32845
Withyham 26718/32845
Park 23941/32845
Culverden 22638/32845
St John's 22278/32845
St James' 20381/32845
Broadwater (Worst) 11758/32845
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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Hastings 1.72% 5.72%
Wealden (Wadhurst) 0.96% 3.49%
Rother 1.41% 4.93%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09%

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
Withyham (Best) 32024/32845
Pantiles and St Mark's 31576/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 31402/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 30327/32845
Culverden 30013/32845
Park 28551/32845
St John's 27615/32845
St James' 26065/32845
Burwash & the Weald 25115/32845
Broadwater (Worst) 24422/32845
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
Pantiles and St Mark's (Best) 31179/32845
Park 28724/32845
Culverden 28573/32845
St John's 27843/32845
St James' 26504/32845
Frant & Wadhurst 26201/32845
Mayfield & Five Ashes 24910/32845
Withyham 24203/32845
Burwash & the Weald 18402/32845
Broadwater (Worst) 17913/32845

Average rent in Wadhurst

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wadhurst

If you are thinking of moving to Wadhurst, 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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