Is Great Dunmow, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Great Dunmow a nice place to live or is Great Dunmow rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Great Dunmow 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 Great Dunmow truly a nice place to live, or are Braintree, Thaxted and Bishop's Stortford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Great Dunmow?

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 Great Dunmow. 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
Churchend 27
Great Dunmow 27
Little Dunmow 8
Bigods 5
Little Easton 4
Great Easton 2
Mill End Green 1
Barnston 1
Baconend Green 0
Duck End 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Great Dunmow. 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 Great Dunmow 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 Rayne ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Rayne (Best) 28297/32845
High Easter & the Rodings 26529/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 26250/32845
Great Notley & Black Notley 25559/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 24826/32845
Felsted & Stebbing 24371/32845
Great Dunmow North 22815/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 21907/32845
Takeley 20785/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys (Worst) 19255/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Great Dunmow

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Uttlesford (Great Dunmow) 0.66% 2.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow (Best) 31368/32845
Felsted & Stebbing 31273/32845
High Easter & the Rodings 30507/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 30318/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys 30022/32845
Takeley 29935/32845
Great Dunmow North 28005/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 27855/32845
Rayne 27846/32845
Great Notley & Black Notley (Worst) 27625/32845
Reader Opinion:

Silver End, that was then, this is now...

Deprivation in Great Dunmow

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 Great Dunmow. 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
Great Notley & Black Notley (Best) 28573/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 27660/32845
Felsted & Stebbing 24128/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 23698/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys 23482/32845
Great Dunmow North 23414/32845
Takeley 22918/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 22080/32845
Rayne 21166/32845
High Easter & the Rodings (Worst) 18788/32845

Average rent in Great Dunmow

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Great Dunmow

If you are thinking of moving to Great Dunmow, 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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