Is Gravesend, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Gravesend a nice place to live or is Gravesend rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Gravesend 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 Gravesend truly a nice place to live, or are Tilbury, West Tilbury and Northfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Gravesend?

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 Gravesend. 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
Milton 154
Gravesend 154
Little Thurrock 127
Grays 89
New House 66
Tilbury 57
Biggin 55
Istead Rise 1
Southfleet 1
Shorne 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Gravesend. 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 Gravesend 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 Woodlands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Woodlands (Best) 5463/32845
Whitehill 5353/32845
Northfleet South 5280/32845
Chalk 5276/32845
Coldharbour 4299/32845
Central 3401/32845
Northfleet North 3097/32845
Pelham 2769/32845
Riverside 2053/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 1092/32845
Reader Opinion:

Living in Thurrock, Essex

Your Health in Gravesend

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Medway 1.09% 3.94%
Gravesham (Gravesend) 1.1% 4.03%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chalk (Best) 28281/32845
Woodlands 23712/32845
Whitehill 18774/32845
Northfleet South 18387/32845
Central 17465/32845
Pelham 15554/32845
Riverside 14047/32845
Northfleet North 13934/32845
Coldharbour 11569/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 10970/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tilbury, a God-forsaken town of disgruntled, rancorous d*ckheads

Deprivation in Gravesend

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 Gravesend. 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
Chalk (Best) 23171/32845
Woodlands 19935/32845
Whitehill 16295/32845
Central 15924/32845
Northfleet South 12659/32845
Pelham 12449/32845
Northfleet North 8984/32845
Coldharbour 8399/32845
Riverside 7605/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 6796/32845

Average rent in Gravesend

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Gravesend

If you are thinking of moving to Gravesend, 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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