Is Brentwood, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Brentwood a nice place to live or is Brentwood rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Brentwood 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 Brentwood truly a nice place to live, or are Billericay, Ingatestone and Laindon a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Brentwood?

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 Brentwood. 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
Brentwood 63
Warley 27
Crow Green 18
Shenfield 16
South Weald 12
Brook Street 12
Ingrave 12
Mal Dyke 4
Herongate 4
Little Warley 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Brentwood. 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 Brentwood 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 Hutton South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hutton South (Best) 22723/32845
Hutton Central 22079/32845
Shenfield 18910/32845
Hutton North 18442/32845
Warley 18406/32845
Brentwood West 16173/32845
Brentwood South 11351/32845
Brentwood North 11350/32845
South Weald 5114/32845
Gooshays (Worst) 4407/32845
Reader Opinion:

Billericay the bullsh*t town of Essex

Your Health in Brentwood

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Havering 1.17% 3.99%
Basildon 1.32% 4.21%
Thurrock 1.03% 3.73%
Brentwood (Brentwood) 0.88% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shenfield (Best) 32261/32845
South Weald 31807/32845
Hutton South 31765/32845
Hutton Central 28741/32845
Brentwood North 26974/32845
Brentwood West 25705/32845
Warley 24821/32845
Hutton North 23280/32845
Brentwood South 21443/32845
Gooshays (Worst) 14030/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harlow - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter...

Deprivation in Brentwood

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 Brentwood. 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
Shenfield (Best) 32279/32845
Hutton South 29449/32845
Warley 25205/32845
Brentwood West 25020/32845
Hutton Central 24737/32845
Hutton North 24322/32845
South Weald 22341/32845
Brentwood North 22219/32845
Brentwood South 18775/32845
Gooshays (Worst) 6740/32845

Average rent in Brentwood

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brentwood

If you are thinking of moving to Brentwood, 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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