Is Epping, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Epping a nice place to live or is Epping rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Epping 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 Epping truly a nice place to live, or are Harlow, Loughton and Waltham Abbey a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Epping?

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 Epping. 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
Epping 24
Coopersale Common 21
Gernon Bushes 21
Ivy Chimneys 9
North Weald Bassett 8
Bell Common 8
Fiddlers Hamlet 4
Coopersale Street 4
Hobbs Cross 3
Epping Upland 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Epping. 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 Epping 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 Moreton and Fyfield ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Moreton and Fyfield (Best) 17679/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor 16069/32845
Epping Hemnall 14331/32845
Theydon Bois 13741/32845
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common 13658/32845
North Weald Bassett 13478/32845
Loughton Fairmead 8046/32845
Passingford 5635/32845
Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing 5071/32845
Waltham Abbey High Beach (Worst) 3581/32845
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Your Health in Epping

If you are thinking of moving to Epping, 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 Epping 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%
Epping Forest (Epping) 1.04% 3.56%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Theydon Bois (Best) 29299/32845
Moreton and Fyfield 26917/32845
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common 26602/32845
Epping Hemnall 26345/32845
Passingford 26159/32845
Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing 25555/32845
North Weald Bassett 24004/32845
Waltham Abbey High Beach 22158/32845
Loughton Fairmead 17931/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor (Worst) 14835/32845
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Deprivation in Epping

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 Epping. 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
Theydon Bois (Best) 28018/32845
Epping Hemnall 23728/32845
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common 20901/32845
North Weald Bassett 19947/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor 15269/32845
Moreton and Fyfield 14571/32845
Loughton Fairmead 13842/32845
Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing 13013/32845
Passingford 9468/32845
Waltham Abbey High Beach (Worst) 8666/32845

Average rent in Epping

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Epping

If you are thinking of moving to Epping, 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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