Is Southgate, London a nice place to live?

Is Southgate a nice place to live or is Southgate rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Southgate 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 Southgate truly a nice place to live, or are Edmonton, Enfield and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Southgate?

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 Southgate. 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
Enfield Town 3
Bowes Park 2
Palmers Green 1
New Southgate 1
Brunswick Park 1
Friern Barnet 1
Bush Hill Park 1
Oakwood 0
Southgate 0
Grange Park 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Southgate (Best) 22271/32845
Cockfosters 19456/32845
Brunswick Park 19014/32845
Winchmore Hill 18816/32845
Palmers Green 14431/32845
Southgate Green 13706/32845
Bowes 12877/32845
Bounds Green 10330/32845
Upper Edmonton 7876/32845
White Hart Lane (Worst) 3646/32845
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Your Health in Southgate

If you are thinking of moving to Southgate, 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 Southgate 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 (Southgate) 1.34% 4.11%
Barnet 1.14% 3.42%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18%
Islington 1.68% 4.74%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brunswick Park (Best) 28631/32845
Southgate 28190/32845
Winchmore Hill 27577/32845
Southgate Green 26387/32845
Cockfosters 26373/32845
Bowes 25352/32845
Palmers Green 24090/32845
Bounds Green 20164/32845
Upper Edmonton 18543/32845
White Hart Lane (Worst) 13042/32845
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Deprivation in Southgate

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 Southgate. 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
Brunswick Park (Best) 22311/32845
Winchmore Hill 21668/32845
Southgate 20517/32845
Cockfosters 18977/32845
Southgate Green 18757/32845
Palmers Green 14699/32845
Bowes 14330/32845
Bounds Green 12741/32845
Upper Edmonton 6187/32845
White Hart Lane (Worst) 3777/32845

Average rent in Southgate

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southgate

If you are thinking of moving to Southgate, 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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