Is Basildon, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Basildon a nice place to live or is Basildon rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Basildon is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Basildon truly a nice place to live, or are Laindon, Langdon Hills and Pitsea a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Basildon?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Basildon. 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
Basildon 238
Felmore 238
Fryerns 222
Barstable 206
Chalvedon 182
Pitsea 182
Pipps Hill 179
Burnt Mills 156
Eversley 105
Crays Hill 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Basildon. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Basildon and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the St George's ward.

Ward Average rank in England
St George's (Best) 24037/32845
Langdon Hills 18196/32845
Wickford Park 18063/32845
Nethermayne 8638/32845
Fryerns 7830/32845
Pitsea North West 5091/32845
Vange 2188/32845
Lee Chapel North 2036/32845
Pitsea South East 1893/32845
St Martin's (Worst) 1662/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ode to Basildon

Your Health in Basildon

If you are thinking of moving to Basildon, 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 Basildon compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Basildon (Basildon) 1.32% 4.21%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38%
Brentwood 0.88% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St George's (Best) 25169/32845
Wickford Park 23740/32845
Langdon Hills 22850/32845
Nethermayne 18590/32845
St Martin's 12359/32845
Fryerns 12108/32845
Lee Chapel North 10074/32845
Vange 9450/32845
Pitsea North West 9364/32845
Pitsea South East (Worst) 8360/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Basildon

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 Basildon. 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
St George's (Best) 24789/32845
Langdon Hills 24307/32845
Wickford Park 21617/32845
Nethermayne 15601/32845
Fryerns 7972/32845
Lee Chapel North 6325/32845
St Martin's 6301/32845
Pitsea North West 6099/32845
Pitsea South East 5976/32845
Vange (Worst) 4713/32845

Average rent in Basildon

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Basildon

If you are thinking of moving to Basildon, 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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