Is Leyton, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Leyton?

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 Leyton. 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
Temple Mills 27
Aldersbrook 8
Walthamstow 7
Higham Hill 7
Wanstead 6
Lea Bridge 2
Hale End 2
Lea (Lee) 1
Highams Park 1
South Woodford 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Leyton. 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 Leyton 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 Grove Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Grove Green (Best) 16819/32845
Leytonstone 11782/32845
Leyton 11167/32845
Cathall 10120/32845
King's Park 8941/32845
Lea Bridge 8808/32845
High Street 8751/32845
Forest 8477/32845
Hoe Street 7542/32845
Markhouse (Worst) 6864/32845
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Your Health in Leyton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Newham 1.48% 4.14%
Islington 1.68% 4.74%
Waltham Forest (Leyton) 1.34% 3.89%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Grove Green (Best) 21126/32845
Leytonstone 20478/32845
High Street 18020/32845
Leyton 17946/32845
Forest 17556/32845
Lea Bridge 17137/32845
Markhouse 16806/32845
Cathall 16781/32845
Hoe Street 15806/32845
King's Park (Worst) 8194/32845

Deprivation in Leyton

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 Leyton. 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
Grove Green (Best) 15936/32845
Leytonstone 13556/32845
High Street 11798/32845
Forest 11330/32845
Leyton 9910/32845
Hoe Street 9768/32845
Markhouse 9088/32845
Cathall 8873/32845
Lea Bridge 8583/32845
King's Park (Worst) 5567/32845

Average rent in Leyton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Leyton

If you are thinking of moving to Leyton, 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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