Is Halstead, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Halstead a nice place to live or is Halstead rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Halstead 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 Halstead truly a nice place to live, or are Braintree, Coggeshall and Sudbury a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Halstead?

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 Halstead. 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
Halstead 31
Colne Engaine 10
Boose’s Green 4
Gosfield 2
Bunting’s Green 1
Little Maplestead 0
Greenstead Green 0
Plaistow Green 0
Don Johns 0
Great Maplestead 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Halstead. 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 Halstead 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 The Colnes ward.

Ward Average rank in England
The Colnes (Best) 28440/32845
Hedingham 26518/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 24297/32845
Coggeshall 22361/32845
Bocking Blackwater 21608/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 21569/32845
Halstead Trinity 17459/32845
Bocking North 15607/32845
Braintree Central & Beckers Green 13430/32845
Bocking South (Worst) 13342/32845
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Your Health in Halstead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Colchester 0.96% 3.29%
Braintree (Halstead) 0.93% 3.43%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84%
Babergh 0.89% 3.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hedingham (Best) 26124/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 25786/32845
Coggeshall 25162/32845
The Colnes 24315/32845
Bocking Blackwater 22665/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 20480/32845
Halstead Trinity 18474/32845
Bocking South 16865/32845
Bocking North 16836/32845
Braintree Central & Beckers Green (Worst) 15723/32845
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Deprivation in Halstead

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 Halstead. 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
Bocking Blackwater (Best) 24664/32845
The Colnes 23040/32845
Coggeshall 22538/32845
Hedingham 21609/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 21293/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 21182/32845
Halstead Trinity 18370/32845
Bocking South 15078/32845
Bocking North 14330/32845
Braintree Central & Beckers Green (Worst) 14034/32845

Average rent in Halstead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Halstead

If you are thinking of moving to Halstead, 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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