Is Edmonton, London a nice place to live?

Is Edmonton a nice place to live or is Edmonton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Edmonton 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 Edmonton truly a nice place to live, or are Enfield, Tottenham and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Edmonton?

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 Edmonton. 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
Tottenham 17
Higham Hill 7
Enfield 5
Enfield Town 3
Upper Edmonton 3
Edmonton 2
Lower Edmonton 2
Bush Hill Park 1
Ponders End 1
Grange Park 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Edmonton. 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 Edmonton 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 Bush Hill Park ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bush Hill Park (Best) 17106/32845
Palmers Green 14431/32845
Haselbury 11108/32845
Jubilee 9836/32845
Lower Edmonton 9608/32845
Upper Edmonton 7876/32845
Edmonton Green 5867/32845
Tottenham Hale 5694/32845
White Hart Lane 3646/32845
Northumberland Park (Worst) 2470/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Edmonton

If you are thinking of moving to Edmonton, 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 Edmonton 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 (Edmonton) 1.34% 4.11%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bush Hill Park (Best) 26383/32845
Palmers Green 24090/32845
Haselbury 21484/32845
Lower Edmonton 20338/32845
Jubilee 18682/32845
Upper Edmonton 18543/32845
Edmonton Green 16631/32845
Tottenham Hale 15957/32845
White Hart Lane 13042/32845
Northumberland Park (Worst) 9946/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

Deprivation in Edmonton

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 Edmonton. 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
Bush Hill Park (Best) 20721/32845
Palmers Green 14699/32845
Jubilee 7417/32845
Haselbury 7301/32845
Upper Edmonton 6187/32845
Tottenham Hale 6099/32845
Lower Edmonton 5943/32845
Edmonton Green 3917/32845
White Hart Lane 3777/32845
Northumberland Park (Worst) 2915/32845

Average rent in Edmonton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Edmonton

If you are thinking of moving to Edmonton, 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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