Is Walthamstow, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Walthamstow?

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 Walthamstow. 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 AreaVoilent Crimes
Tottenham Hale17
Aldersbrook8
Walthamstow7
Higham Hill7
Wanstead6
Hale End2
Chingford Hatch2
Lea (Lee)1
Highams Park1
South Woodford0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Walthamstow. 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 Walthamstow 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 William Morris ward.

WardAverage rank in England
William Morris (Best)12763/32845
Hale End and Highams Park11265/32845
Leyton11167/32845
Chapel End11014/32845
Higham Hill8912/32845
Lea Bridge8808/32845
High Street8751/32845
Forest8477/32845
Hoe Street7542/32845
Markhouse (Worst)6864/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Walthamstow

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

TownVery BadBad
Newham1.48%4.14%
Islington1.68%4.74%
Waltham Forest (Walthamstow)1.34%3.89%
Redbridge1.15%3.76%

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

WardAverage rank in England
Chapel End (Best)23290/32845
Hale End and Highams Park23059/32845
William Morris18684/32845
High Street18020/32845
Leyton17946/32845
Forest17556/32845
Lea Bridge17137/32845
Markhouse16806/32845
Hoe Street15806/32845
Higham Hill (Worst)14597/32845

Deprivation in Walthamstow

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 Walthamstow. 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.

WardAverage rank in England
Hale End and Highams Park (Best)15876/32845
Chapel End14644/32845
William Morris12082/32845
High Street11798/32845
Forest11330/32845
Leyton9910/32845
Hoe Street9768/32845
Markhouse9088/32845
Lea Bridge8583/32845
Higham Hill (Worst)7373/32845

Average rent in Walthamstow

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Walthamstow

If you are thinking of moving to Walthamstow, 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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