Is Tottenham, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Tottenham?

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 Tottenham. 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
Tottenham 17
Tottenham Hale 17
New River 16
South Tottenham 16
Walthamstow 7
Higham Hill 7
Upper Edmonton 3
Edmonton 2
Lower Edmonton 2
Highams Park 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haselbury (Best) 11108/32845
Harringay 7750/32845
Woodside 6602/32845
Edmonton Green 5867/32845
Tottenham Hale 5694/32845
St Ann's 5181/32845
Bruce Grove 4178/32845
White Hart Lane 3646/32845
Northumberland Park 2470/32845
Tottenham Green (Worst) 1771/32845
Reader Opinion:

Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

Your Health in Tottenham

If you are thinking of moving to Tottenham, 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 Tottenham 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%
Haringey (Tottenham) 1.48% 4.18%
Islington 1.68% 4.74%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haselbury (Best) 21484/32845
St Ann's 18226/32845
Harringay 17280/32845
Edmonton Green 16631/32845
Woodside 16202/32845
Tottenham Hale 15957/32845
Bruce Grove 15598/32845
Tottenham Green 13586/32845
White Hart Lane 13042/32845
Northumberland Park (Worst) 9946/32845

Deprivation in Tottenham

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 Tottenham. 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
Harringay (Best) 11617/32845
St Ann's 10281/32845
Woodside 9413/32845
Haselbury 7301/32845
Bruce Grove 6267/32845
Tottenham Hale 6099/32845
Tottenham Green 4999/32845
Edmonton Green 3917/32845
White Hart Lane 3777/32845
Northumberland Park (Worst) 2915/32845

Average rent in Tottenham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Tottenham

If you are thinking of moving to Tottenham, 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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