Is Winchelsea, East Sussex a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Winchelsea 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 Winchelsea 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 Winchelsea truly a nice place to live, or are Hastings, Ore Valley and Rye a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Winchelsea

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 Winchelsea. 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
Playden 11
Rye 11
Tillingham 11
Bowler’s Town 3
Camber 3
Icklesham 3
Rye Foreign 3
Broad Street 2
Rye Harbour 1
Iden 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Conquest (Best) 26107/32845
Brede & Udimore 21575/32845
St Helens 20566/32845
Southern Rother 20475/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 18090/32845
Eastern Rother 16066/32845
Ore 9923/32845
Old Hastings 7841/32845
Tressell 7561/32845
Baird (Worst) 6770/32845
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Your Health in Winchelsea

If you are thinking of moving to Winchelsea, 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 Winchelsea 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%
Maidstone 0.97% 3.43%
Rother (Winchelsea) 1.41% 4.93%
Tunbridge Wells 0.78% 3.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brede & Udimore (Best) 18408/32845
Southern Rother 18146/32845
Eastern Rother 17340/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 16739/32845
St Helens 16686/32845
Conquest 15367/32845
Old Hastings 14148/32845
Tressell 11015/32845
Ore 8120/32845
Baird (Worst) 7537/32845
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Deprivation in Winchelsea

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 Winchelsea. 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
Conquest (Best) 21269/32845
Brede & Udimore 19801/32845
St Helens 19455/32845
Southern Rother 15545/32845
Old Hastings 12406/32845
Rye & Winchelsea 12203/32845
Eastern Rother 9779/32845
Tressell 8629/32845
Ore 8264/32845
Baird (Worst) 6769/32845

Average rent in Winchelsea

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Winchelsea

If you are thinking of moving to Winchelsea, 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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