Is Maldon, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Maldon a nice place to live or is Maldon rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Maldon 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 Maldon truly a nice place to live, or are Heybridge, Prettlewell and Witham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Maldon?

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 Maldon. 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
Maldon 38
Heybridge 34
Broad Street Green 8
Heybridge Basin 6
Rudley Green 3
Great Totham 2
Beacon Hill 1
Langford 1
Curling Tye Green 0
Little Totham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Maldon West (Best) 30301/32845
Heybridge East 29191/32845
Maldon South 26818/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 25195/32845
Heybridge West 23452/32845
Althorne 23442/32845
Purleigh 22073/32845
Maldon North 18252/32845
Witham South 15964/32845
Maldon East (Worst) 14158/32845
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Your Health in Maldon

If you are thinking of moving to Maldon, 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 Maldon 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%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38%
Maldon (Maldon) 1.08% 3.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Purleigh (Best) 27565/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 27302/32845
Maldon West 25448/32845
Maldon South 22087/32845
Heybridge East 21598/32845
Althorne 20989/32845
Witham South 19970/32845
Heybridge West 19256/32845
Maldon North 15550/32845
Maldon East (Worst) 15256/32845

Deprivation in Maldon

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 Maldon. 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
Wickham Bishops and Woodham (Best) 25245/32845
Maldon West 24693/32845
Maldon South 22900/32845
Heybridge East 22318/32845
Witham South 20945/32845
Althorne 19783/32845
Purleigh 19017/32845
Heybridge West 16059/32845
Maldon North 16037/32845
Maldon East (Worst) 9591/32845

Average rent in Maldon

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Maldon

If you are thinking of moving to Maldon, 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.