Moving to Watton, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Watton, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Watton 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 Watton 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 Watton the land of milk and honey or are Attleborough, Hingham and Swaffham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Watton

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 Watton. 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
Watton Green 31
Neaton 24
Drurylane 23
Caudlesprings 23
Watton 15
Carbrooke 4
Saham Hills 4
Saham Toney 4
Ashill 0
Caston 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swaffham (Best) 19456/32845
Saham Toney 23810/32845
All Saints & Wayland 25212/32845
Watton 25281/32845
Ashill 26542/32845
Launditch 26666/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning 27576/32845
Lincoln 27816/32845
Mattishall 28655/32845
Necton (Worst) 29204/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Watton

If you are thinking of moving to Watton, 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 Watton 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%
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Breckland (Watton) 1.18% 4.31% 14.99% 37.29% 42.22%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swaffham (Best) 10035/32845
Necton 13205/32845
Ashill 14469/32845
Saham Toney 14674/32845
Watton 15910/32845
All Saints & Wayland 16152/32845
Launditch 16462/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning 19526/32845
Lincoln 20361/32845
Mattishall (Worst) 20412/32845
Reader Opinion:

Watton - Most Boring Town Ever

Deprivation in Watton

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 Watton. 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
Swaffham (Best) 12162/32845
Launditch 12546/32845
Saham Toney 12640/32845
All Saints & Wayland 13006/32845
Ashill 14130/32845
Necton 14238/32845
Watton 16173/32845
Lincoln 17455/32845
Mattishall 17513/32845
Shipdham-with-Scarning (Worst) 17541/32845

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