Is Chingford, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Chingford?

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 Chingford. 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
Buckhurst Hill 13
Chingford Hatch 2
Hale End 2
Lippitts Hill 1
High Beach 1
Friday Hill 1
Ponders End 1
Chingford 0
Chingford Green 0
Brimsdown 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chingford. 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 Chingford 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
Endlebury 14672/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 14422/32845
Chingford Green 13186/32845
Hatch Lane 12952/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 12306/32845
Valley 9917/32845
Lower Edmonton 9608/32845
Ponders End 8323/32845
Larkswood (Worst) 8314/32845
Reader Opinion:

Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

Your Health in Chingford

If you are thinking of moving to Chingford, 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 Chingford 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%
Islington 1.68% 4.74%
Waltham Forest (Chingford) 1.34% 3.89%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Buckhurst Hill West (Best) 30475/32845
Monkhams 30234/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 24344/32845
Endlebury 22370/32845
Chingford Green 21792/32845
Lower Edmonton 20338/32845
Ponders End 19687/32845
Valley 19474/32845
Larkswood 17495/32845
Hatch Lane (Worst) 16867/32845

Deprivation in Chingford

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 Chingford. 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
Monkhams 28059/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 22500/32845
Chingford Green 16314/32845
Endlebury 15848/32845
Hatch Lane 13697/32845
Larkswood 11793/32845
Valley 11444/32845
Ponders End 6156/32845
Lower Edmonton (Worst) 5943/32845

Average rent in Chingford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chingford

If you are thinking of moving to Chingford, 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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