Moving to Whitstable, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Whitstable, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Whitstable 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 Whitstable 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 Whitstable the land of milk and honey or are Canterbury, Greenhill and Herne Bay a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Whitstable

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 Whitstable. 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
Tankerton 61
Lower Island 56
Hampton 42
Clapham Hill 21
Chestfield 16
Greenhill 12
Bullockstone 5
Yorkletts 3
Radfall 3
Pean Hill 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Greenhill (Best) 10607/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 13448/32845
Tankerton 15838/32845
West Bay 17136/32845
Seasalter 17231/32845
Swalecliffe 22479/32845
Herne & Broomfield 24100/32845
Chestfield 24551/32845
Heron 8930/32845
Gorrell (Worst) 9464/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitstable aka Sh*tstable

Your Health in Whitstable

If you are thinking of moving to Whitstable, 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 Whitstable 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
Swale 1.32% 4.42% 14.07% 35.87% 44.32%
Canterbury (Whitstable) 1.12% 4.06% 13.37% 34.63% 46.82%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43% 12.43% 35.05% 48.11%
Ashford 1.06% 3.53% 12.74% 35.09% 47.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heron (Best) 12017/32845
West Bay 14329/32845
Greenhill 15375/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 17012/32845
Gorrell 18945/32845
Swalecliffe 20441/32845
Herne & Broomfield 20741/32845
Seasalter 21130/32845
Tankerton 24212/32845
Chestfield (Worst) 24409/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitstable: get drunk, smell of fish and nearly get into 5 fights

Deprivation in Whitstable

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 Whitstable. 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
Heron (Best) 10808/32845
West Bay 13252/32845
Greenhill 13703/32845
Boughton and Courtenay 15115/32845
Gorrell 18820/32845
Seasalter 21378/32845
Swalecliffe 22066/32845
Herne & Broomfield 23113/32845
Chestfield 24515/32845
Tankerton (Worst) 25420/32845

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