Moving to Worthing, West Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Worthing, West Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Worthing in West Sussex? 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 Worthing 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 Worthing the land of milk and honey or are Shoreham by Sea, Southwick and Steyning a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Worthing

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 Worthing. 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
Durrington-on-Sea Sta 1
South Lancing 1
Lancing 1
North Lancing 1
Goring-by-Sea 1
Durrington 1
Broadwater 0
Salvington 0
Findon Valley 0
Beggars Bush 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heene (Best) 17842/32845
Gaisford 18566/32845
Peverel 22045/32845
Selden 22772/32845
Tarring 24076/32845
Broadwater 24459/32845
Salvington 24948/32845
Goring 28486/32845
Marine 28505/32845
Central (Worst) 7610/32845
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Your Health in Worthing

If you are thinking of moving to Worthing, 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 Worthing 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
Arun 1.25% 4.42% 15.58% 36.77% 41.98%
Worthing (Worthing) 1.1% 4.16% 14.41% 36.1% 44.22%
Horsham 0.82% 2.71% 11.1% 34.79% 50.57%
Adur 1.25% 4.51% 15.01% 36.57% 42.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heene (Best) 10550/32845
Central 11757/32845
Selden 11970/32845
Peverel 15776/32845
Tarring 16787/32845
Salvington 19447/32845
Gaisford 20461/32845
Goring 20854/32845
Broadwater 21403/32845
Marine (Worst) 22648/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester: The Hyacinth Bucket of the South

Deprivation in Worthing

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 Worthing. 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
Heene (Best) 12024/32845
Selden 14173/32845
Peverel 15329/32845
Broadwater 20038/32845
Salvington 20278/32845
Gaisford 20294/32845
Tarring 20363/32845
Marine 24987/32845
Goring 25999/32845
Central (Worst) 9059/32845

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