Is Waltham Abbey, Essex a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Waltham Abbey?

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 Waltham Abbey. 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
Freezy Water 128
Holdbrook 128
Waltham Cross 84
Lea Navigation 80
Cheshunt 73
Waltham Abbey 57
Aimes Green 35
Lea (Lee) 5
Holyfield 3
Claverhambury 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Waltham Abbey. 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 Waltham Abbey 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 Enfield Lock ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Enfield Lock (Best) 14237/32845
Cheshunt North 14036/32845
Waltham Abbey North East 13599/32845
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane 11922/32845
Rosedale and Bury Green 10905/32845
Waltham Abbey Paternoster 10129/32845
Waltham Abbey South West 10049/32845
Turkey Street 9131/32845
Waltham Cross 9044/32845
Cheshunt South and Theobalds (Worst) 8739/32845
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Your Health in Waltham Abbey

If you are thinking of moving to Waltham Abbey, 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 Waltham Abbey 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%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76%
Epping Forest (Waltham Abbey) 1.04% 3.56%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cheshunt South and Theobalds (Best) 25004/32845
Cheshunt North 24447/32845
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane 24413/32845
Waltham Abbey South West 21699/32845
Enfield Lock 21244/32845
Waltham Abbey North East 20271/32845
Waltham Cross 19901/32845
Rosedale and Bury Green 19725/32845
Turkey Street 19026/32845
Waltham Abbey Paternoster (Worst) 14936/32845
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Deprivation in Waltham Abbey

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 Waltham Abbey. 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
Cheshunt North (Best) 16565/32845
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane 15926/32845
Cheshunt South and Theobalds 15698/32845
Waltham Abbey North East 14706/32845
Waltham Abbey South West 13343/32845
Rosedale and Bury Green 12690/32845
Waltham Abbey Paternoster 11999/32845
Waltham Cross 10910/32845
Enfield Lock 7511/32845
Turkey Street (Worst) 6276/32845

Average rent in Waltham Abbey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Waltham Abbey

If you are thinking of moving to Waltham Abbey, 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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