Is Hadleigh, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Hadleigh a nice place to live or is Hadleigh rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hadleigh 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 Hadleigh truly a nice place to live, or are Canvey Island, Leigh on Sea and South Benfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hadleigh?

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 Hadleigh. 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
Rayleigh 44
Thundersley 39
Hadleigh 30
New Thundersley 30
Tarpots 24
Benfleet 15
South Benfleet 15
Hope’s Green 15
Two Tree Island 2
Canvey Point 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hadleigh. 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 Hadleigh 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 Lodge ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Lodge (Best) 28105/32845
West Leigh 27684/32845
Cedar Hall 25217/32845
Boyce 23123/32845
Belfairs 22957/32845
St Peter's 22486/32845
Victoria 21557/32845
St Mary's 20734/32845
St James 19249/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Worst) 13071/32845
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Your Health in Hadleigh

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Basildon 1.32% 4.21%
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48%
Castle Point (Hadleigh) 1.26% 4.4%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lodge (Best) 28795/32845
West Leigh 27622/32845
St James 25574/32845
Boyce 24190/32845
St Mary's 22899/32845
St Peter's 22670/32845
Victoria 21914/32845
Cedar Hall 21862/32845
Belfairs 19467/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Worst) 15576/32845
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Deprivation in Hadleigh

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 Hadleigh. 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
West Leigh (Best) 31261/32845
Lodge 26970/32845
Boyce 24761/32845
St Peter's 23895/32845
St James 23337/32845
St Mary's 22747/32845
Cedar Hall 22596/32845
Belfairs 20625/32845
Victoria 20562/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Worst) 14332/32845

Average rent in Hadleigh

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hadleigh

If you are thinking of moving to Hadleigh, 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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