Is Loughton, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Loughton a nice place to live or is Loughton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Loughton 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 Loughton truly a nice place to live, or are Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Abbey and Chingford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Loughton?

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 Loughton. 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
Loughton 52
Grange Hill 25
Chigwell 19
Buckhurst Hill 13
Lippitts Hill 1
High Beach 1
Friday Hill 1
Chingford 0
Abridge 0
Chingford Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Loughton. 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 Loughton 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 Buckhurst Hill West ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Buckhurst Hill West (Best) 14422/32845
Loughton Forest 14211/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 12306/32845
Chigwell Village 11593/32845
Loughton Broadway 10910/32845
Loughton St John's 10464/32845
Loughton Roding 8362/32845
Loughton Alderton 8196/32845
Loughton Fairmead 8046/32845
Loughton St Mary's (Worst) 7768/32845

Your Health in Loughton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Enfield 1.34% 4.11%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%
Epping Forest (Loughton) 1.04% 3.56%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Loughton St John's (Best) 31503/32845
Loughton Forest 31233/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 30475/32845
Chigwell Village 30450/32845
Loughton Roding 27454/32845
Loughton St Mary's 26556/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 24344/32845
Loughton Alderton 20277/32845
Loughton Fairmead 17931/32845
Loughton Broadway (Worst) 15599/32845

Deprivation in Loughton

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 Loughton. 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
Buckhurst Hill West (Best) 29985/32845
Loughton Forest 29481/32845
Loughton St John's 27550/32845
Chigwell Village 24654/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 22500/32845
Loughton St Mary's 22440/32845
Loughton Roding 21904/32845
Loughton Fairmead 13842/32845
Loughton Alderton 13561/32845
Loughton Broadway (Worst) 10675/32845

Average rent in Loughton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Loughton

If you are thinking of moving to Loughton, 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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