Is Brightlingsea, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Brightlingsea a nice place to live or is Brightlingsea rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Brightlingsea 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 Brightlingsea truly a nice place to live, or are Clacton on Sea, West Mersea and Wivenhoe a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Brightlingsea?

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 Brightlingsea. 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
Cindery Island 17
Brightlingsea 15
Frating 8
St Osyth 6
Alresford 6
Great Bentley 4
Point Clear 3
Balls Green 3
Aingers Green 0
South Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Brightlingsea. 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 Brightlingsea 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 Mersea and Pyefleet ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 25578/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 24674/32845
Brightlingsea 16781/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 16738/32845
Burrsville 16169/32845
Bluehouse 10655/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 9346/32845
St Osyth 8129/32845
Coppins 4270/32845
St James (Worst) 4074/32845
Reader Opinion:

Clacton on Sea, Essex, so incestuous that it is twinned with itself

Your Health in Brightlingsea

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Tendring (Brightlingsea) 1.78% 5.83%
Colchester 0.96% 3.29%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 18363/32845
Brightlingsea 14208/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 11850/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 10626/32845
Burrsville 7225/32845
St Osyth 4388/32845
St James 3757/32845
Bluehouse 3563/32845
Coppins 2760/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands (Worst) 2469/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bradwell on Sea: Village of the damned

Deprivation in Brightlingsea

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 Brightlingsea. 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
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 21819/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 17637/32845
Brightlingsea 16623/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 14448/32845
Burrsville 9134/32845
St Osyth 5142/32845
Bluehouse 4974/32845
St James 4743/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 3255/32845
Coppins (Worst) 2888/32845

Average rent in Brightlingsea

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brightlingsea

If you are thinking of moving to Brightlingsea, 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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