CO16 8GH, Dresden Square - What you need to know

Essential quality of life statistics for postcode CO16 8GH, Dresden Square; crime hotspots, wages, unemployment, sickness & more
Essential quality of life statistics for postcode CO16 8GH, Dresden Square; crime hotspots, wages, unemployment, sickness & more

If you are thinking of moving to Dresden Square or anywhere in the CO16 8GH postcode, you’ll want to know what the area is really like, not estate agents telling you what you want to hear. On this page we give you the information no one else publishes. You are not going to find out who the local councillor is here, but you will find out if the area is a street crime hotspot or a ghetto of unemployment or if living in CO16 8GH postcode is likely to send you on a downward spiral of ill health. The information everyone wants to know before moving home. It might save you staking the place out of night to see if Dresden Square kicks off after dark with anti-social behaviour and your down time is constantly interrupted by the sound of Police sirens as they race to the 10th reported crime in the street that day.

Where possible, why try and present statistics down to the Local Super Output Area (LSOA) level or local district council level if not possible. This is the smallest area for which the government publishes statistics. It is roughly equivalent to around 1500 people or a few roads. We use the ‘best fit’ LSOA that includes the CO16 8GH postcode and the roads surrounding Dresden Square. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and see just how bad CO16 8GH really is!

CO16 8GH - The Most Useful Information

Nothing provides an snapshop of the Dresden Square area quite like the English Indices of Multiple Deprivation. These government statistics published every two years give home buyers and movers an insight into what the area is really like from the quality of the environment to the likelihood of being a victim of crime. We have taken the raw data for the LSOA that includes CO16 8GH and applied the traffic light colour code system , providing you with a quick at-a-glance overview of the vicinity.
Overall Deprivation Decile
Deprivation Domain
Education, Skills & Training
Health & Disability
Barriers to Housing & Services
Living Environment
Child Income Deprivation
Source: English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (2019)

Crime Statistics: Is CO16 8GH a street crime hot spot?

We taken the 100 nearest incidents from the centre of the CO16 8GH post code from the Police database and plotted them on a map, so you can see if there are any crime hotspots in or around Dresden Square. The data provided by the Police does not have the exact address of the incident to protect people's privacy. Therefore the clusters on the map in or around Dresden Square can be for one or multiple addresses in that road.

Crime Incidents around CO16 8GH in the last quarter

We have taken all the crime incidents within a mile of CO16 8GH in the last quarter so you can see if crime in on the increase or decrease. Apart from the number of incidents in total, we have also shown the incidents or anti-social behaviour and violent crime separately. This is because anti-social behaviour is usually the most prevalent but minor and violent crime covers so many offences from common assault to murder and therefore, is one of the most prevalent categories.

Likelihood of being a victim of crime in CO16 8GH

The English Indices of Deprivation statistics has a crime category. This category measures the risk of personal and material victimisation at the LSOA level. So being assaulted, mugged or burgled in layman’s terms in your own neighbourhood. We have taken the 'best fit' LSOA for CO16 8GH and the Dresden Square area and compared this location with the rest of . This is helpful if you want to move to but want to avoid the more crime blighted roads. The ranks are out of 32,844 LSOA areas in England.
LSOA Name Rank

Tendring 015D

Boxted Avenue, Burstall Close, Carters Close, Chandlers Close, Farmers Way, Langham Drive, Maldon Way, Mason Road, Mendlesham Close, Polstead Way, Porter Way, Rush Green Road, Tanner Close, Trimley Close, Tyler Avenue,

Tendring 015C

Aldeburgh Close, Battisford Drive, Bawdsey Close, Benhall Close, Dedham Avenue, Felixstowe Close, Flatford Drive, Hadleigh Road, Hawkendon Road, Holbrook Close, Kersey Drive, Lavenham Close, Nayland Drive, Ongar Close, Risby Close, Saxmundham Way, Saxstead Drive, Shotley Close, Snape Close, Stoke Ash Close, Writtle Close

Tendring 015E

Almond Close, Alton Park Lane, Ash Close, Balmoral Avenue, Birch Close, Burmanny Close, Cattermole Close, Chestnut Avenue, Chittock Close, Coopers Lane, Curtis Close, Fairclough Avenue, Greenford Road, Laburnum Close, Lime Close, Maple Close, Plane View Close, Poplar Close, Raglan Mews, Rowan Close, Saint Ives Close, Stanley Road, Sycamore Way, The Green, The Lane, Trunette Road, Walnut Way, Windsor Avenue

Tendring 013C

(includes CO16 8GH)
Addis Road, Ashstead Close, Bisley Close, Bluehouse Avenue, Blyford Road, Bretten Close, Burgate Close, Cavendish Drive, Clare Way, Cloes Lane, Cross Road, Dresden Square, Flixton Close, Glover Close, Grier Way, Harpers Way, Holmwood Close, Jaywick Lane, Legerton Drive, Lewis Road, Linstead Close, Mayford Way, Melton Close, Mychett Close, Nicholls Way, Potter Close, Powell Close, Purley Way, Rouses Lane, Salmon Close, Schofield Close, Shelley Road, Southwold Way, Stonham Avenue, Thorndon Close, Warnham Close, Waterworks Drive, Weekes Close, Woodbridge Grove, Wordsworth Way

Tendring 013A

Abinger Close, Blake Drive, Bright Close, Burrows Close, Cleave Close, Constable Avenue, Coulsdon Close, Crome Road, Daniell Close, Dixon Avenue, Dunthorpe Road, Hunt Drive, Ladbrooke Road, Little Clacton Road, Love Way, Merstham Drive, Munnings Drive, Norwich Close, Saint Johns Road, Sillett Close, Thirtle Close, Westcott Close, Woolner Road, Yarmouth Close

Tendring 013B

Bocking's Grove, Brockham Close, Caterham Close, Cedar Mews, Chipstead Walk, Cotman Road, Cottage Green, Cottage Grove, Cottage Walk, Deben Walk, Dorking Crescent, Dupont Close, Epsom Close, Horley Close, Middleton Close, Minsmere Drive, Orwell Way, Reigate Avenue, Ripley Close, Sheppard Close, Smythe Close, Turner Close, Woodrows Lane

Crime in CO16 8GH compared to surrounding towns

The aim of the section is to compare CO16 8GH with and the surrounding towns. Often comparisons between CO16 8GH and other areas of do not give a broad enough comparison to be useful, especially if Dresden Square is in a general high crime areas, such as town centre. Thankfully Dresden Square is not in the worst crime LSOA in all the surrounding towns.

There were 126 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers in June 2022

Unemployment Statistics & Jobs in CO16 8GH

Since the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) the Department for Work and Pensions no longer publishes statistics on the percentage of working age people in an area that are unemployed and seeking work. It is almost if they don't want you to know the true level of joblessness... However, the English Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IoD2019) has a measure of people 'involuntarily' out of work in the LSOA that includes Dresden Square. Although this statistic contains those who are jobless because of illness or disability, it is a good indicator of the general level of unemployment in an area. Here we will compare the rank for Dresden Square (CO16 8GH) to the average rank in the rest of , and the surrounding towns. The rank is out of 32,844 LSOAs in England.

Universal Credit (UC) Statistics in and around CO16 8GH,

Although Universal Credit (UC) is a in and out of work benefit, it is a good indicator of the levels of unemployment and crucially as we move to a 'gig economy', under employment in Dresden Square. The Department for Work & Pensions typically publish UC count figures 6 months in arrears.
Source: Department for Work & Pensions August 2020

Wages Statistics: How much can you expect to earn in CO16 8GH?

Every year the Office of National Statitics (ONS) publishes its labour market survery. Amongst these statitics is how much gross weekly pay you can earn on average in any local district council area. is ranked 195/314 local district councils in England, from the highest down to the lowest average weekly gross pay.
Source: Office for National Statitics (Nomis) April 2020
Source: Office for National Statitics (Nomis) April 2020

Health Statistics: Your wellbeing in CO16 8GH,

If you are thinking of moving to the Dresden Square, you'll want to know if the area is salubrius or will put you on a downward spiral of ill health.

How residents rated their own health

In every UK Census there is a question for respondents to rate their health with the options of very bad, bad, fair, good and very good. We have taken the overall number of respondents in and converted the results into percentages.
Source: UK Census 2011

Your health in compared to residents in Colchester, Maldon, Ipswich

These statistics measure the likelihood of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely!
Source: English Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

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