Is Thorpe Bay, Essex a nice place to live?

Is Thorpe Bay a nice place to live or is Thorpe Bay rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Thorpe Bay 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 Thorpe Bay truly a nice place to live, or are Frinton on Sea, Holland on Sea and Walton on the Naze a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Thorpe Bay?

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 Thorpe Bay. 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
Cook’s Green 46
Weeley 9
Little Clacton 6
Row Heath 5
Tendring 1
Goose Green 1
Tendring Green 1
Stones Green 0
Great Holland 0
Beaumont-cum-Moze 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Thorpe Bay. 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 Thorpe Bay 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 Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford (Best) 26225/32845
Kirby Cross 24994/32845
Frinton 23983/32845
The Oakleys & Wix 23968/32845
Little Clacton 22509/32845
Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 17734/32845
Burrsville 16169/32845
Cann Hall 15963/32845
Eastcliff 15342/32845
Weeley & Tendring (Worst) 14263/32845
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Your Health in Thorpe Bay

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Tendring (Thorpe Bay) 1.78% 5.83%
Colchester 0.96% 3.29%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%

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

Ward Average rank in England
The Oakleys & Wix (Best) 15178/32845
Kirby Cross 12909/32845
Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford 11665/32845
Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 11410/32845
Frinton 10611/32845
Little Clacton 9165/32845
Weeley & Tendring 7395/32845
Burrsville 7225/32845
Eastcliff 6328/32845
Cann Hall (Worst) 5808/32845

Deprivation in Thorpe Bay

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 Thorpe Bay. 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
Frinton (Best) 16643/32845
Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford 16410/32845
Kirby Cross 15951/32845
The Oakleys & Wix 15599/32845
Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 13930/32845
Little Clacton 12196/32845
Eastcliff 10418/32845
Weeley & Tendring 9532/32845
Burrsville 9134/32845
Cann Hall (Worst) 9023/32845

Average rent in Thorpe Bay

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Thorpe Bay

If you are thinking of moving to Thorpe Bay, 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.