Is Ingatestone, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Ingatestone a nice place to live or is Ingatestone rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Ingatestone 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 Ingatestone truly a nice place to live, or are Billericay, Brentwood and Chelmsford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Ingatestone?

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 Ingatestone. 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
Fryerning 4
Ingatestone 4
Handley Green 4
Padham’s Green 4
Mill Green 4
Green Street 4
Margaretting Tye 1
Margaretting 0
Beggar Hill 0
Buttsbury 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ingatestone. 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 Ingatestone 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 Billericay West ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Billericay West (Best) 27006/32845
Billericay East 23755/32845
Hutton South 22723/32845
Hutton Central 22079/32845
Burstead 19659/32845
Hutton East 19360/32845
Shenfield 18910/32845
Hutton North 18442/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 15060/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting (Worst) 12558/32845
Reader Opinion:

Billericay lies in the shadow of its more important smarter sister Brentwood

Your Health in Ingatestone

If you are thinking of moving to Ingatestone, 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 Ingatestone 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%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56%
Brentwood (Ingatestone) 0.88% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Shenfield (Best) 32261/32845
Hutton South 31765/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting 31374/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 30262/32845
Hutton Central 28741/32845
Billericay East 27939/32845
Hutton East 27559/32845
Burstead 26611/32845
Billericay West 25284/32845
Hutton North (Worst) 23280/32845
Reader Opinion:

Colchester: A Shameful Essex Dump

Deprivation in Ingatestone

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 Ingatestone. 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
Shenfield (Best) 32279/32845
Hutton South 29449/32845
Billericay East 28855/32845
Billericay West 28565/32845
Burstead 26055/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 25301/32845
Hutton Central 24737/32845
Hutton North 24322/32845
Hutton East 23559/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting (Worst) 19483/32845

Average rent in Ingatestone

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ingatestone

If you are thinking of moving to Ingatestone, 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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