Moving to Wells next the Sea, Norfolk? What you need to know

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Moving to Wells next the Sea, Norfolk - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wells next the Sea 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 Wells next the Sea 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 Wells next the Sea the land of milk and honey or are Fakenham, Holt and Sheringham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wells next the Sea

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 Wells next the Sea. 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
Little Walsingham 8
Great Walsingham 4
Copy’s Green 2
Burn (river) 1
Burnham Overy Town 1
Burnham Market 1
Burnham Norton 1
Langham 1
Burnham Thorpe 0
Binham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wells with Holkham (Best) 20653/32845
Lancaster North 26355/32845
The Raynhams 26759/32845
Lancaster South 26974/32845
Priory 28176/32845
Brancaster 29703/32845
Walsingham 30443/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 30549/32845
Coastal 31203/32845
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Your Health in Wells next the Sea

If you are thinking of moving to Wells next the Sea, 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 Wells next the Sea 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
Norwich 1.24% 4.42% 14.05% 35.42% 44.87%
Great Yarmouth 1.63% 5.48% 16.58% 36.01% 40.3%
North Norfolk (Wells next the Sea) 1.39% 4.77% 17.15% 37.77% 38.92%
Broadland 1.08% 3.61% 14.02% 36.99% 44.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brancaster (Best) 12138/32845
Lancaster South 14363/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 14563/32845
The Raynhams 15880/32845
Walsingham 17457/32845
Wells with Holkham 17822/32845
Lancaster North 18592/32845
Priory 18778/32845
Coastal 20722/32845

Deprivation in Wells next the Sea

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 Wells next the Sea. 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
The Raynhams (Best) 10172/32845
Bircham with Rudhams 11058/32845
Priory 11714/32845
Walsingham 11998/32845
Brancaster 12187/32845
Coastal 12699/32845
Wells with Holkham 14455/32845
Lancaster South 15836/32845
Lancaster North 19237/32845

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