Is Buckhurst Hill, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Buckhurst Hill a nice place to live or is Buckhurst Hill rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Buckhurst Hill 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 Buckhurst Hill truly a nice place to live, or are Loughton, Chingford and Walthamstow a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Buckhurst Hill?

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 Buckhurst Hill. 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
Loughton 52
Grange Hill 25
Chigwell 19
Buckhurst Hill 13
Chingford Hatch 2
Lippitts Hill 1
High Beach 1
Friday Hill 1
Chingford 0
Chingford Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Buckhurst Hill. 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 Buckhurst Hill 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 Monkhams ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Monkhams (Best) 17291/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 14422/32845
Loughton Forest 14211/32845
Bridge 13981/32845
Hatch Lane 12952/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 12306/32845
Chigwell Village 11593/32845
Loughton Roding 8362/32845
Loughton Alderton 8196/32845
Loughton St Mary's (Worst) 7768/32845

Your Health in Buckhurst Hill

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Enfield 1.34% 4.11%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%
Epping Forest (Buckhurst Hill) 1.04% 3.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Loughton Forest (Best) 31233/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 30475/32845
Chigwell Village 30450/32845
Monkhams 30234/32845
Loughton Roding 27454/32845
Loughton St Mary's 26556/32845
Bridge 24750/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 24344/32845
Loughton Alderton 20277/32845
Hatch Lane (Worst) 16867/32845

Deprivation in Buckhurst Hill

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 Buckhurst Hill. 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
Buckhurst Hill West (Best) 29985/32845
Loughton Forest 29481/32845
Monkhams 28059/32845
Chigwell Village 24654/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 22500/32845
Loughton St Mary's 22440/32845
Loughton Roding 21904/32845
Bridge 17715/32845
Hatch Lane 13697/32845
Loughton Alderton (Worst) 13561/32845

Average rent in Buckhurst Hill

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Buckhurst Hill

If you are thinking of moving to Buckhurst Hill, 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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