Moving to Barking, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Barking, London - What you need to know
Moving to Barking, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barking in London? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Barking is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Barking the land of milk and honey or are Dagenham, East Ham and Ilford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barking

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barking. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Plashet 312
Little Ilford 264
Manor Park 247
Ilford 219
Barking 187
Fair Cross 180
Wallend 174
Goodmayes 144
Castle Green 54
Creekmouth 37

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Barking. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Barking. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
East Ham North (Best) 14063/32845
Wall End 12724/32845
Longbridge 12591/32845
Little Ilford 11624/32845
Loxford 9683/32845
Gascoigne 9203/32845
Clementswood 9194/32845
Eastbury 8633/32845
Abbey 8389/32845
Thames (Worst) 4682/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dagenham, Halfway To Hell

Your Health in Barking

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Newham 1.48% 4.14% 11.31% 34.6% 48.47%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89% 12.06% 35.61% 47.11%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76% 12% 34.98% 48.12%
Barking and Dagenham (Barking) 1.42% 4.67% 12.93% 33.74% 47.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clementswood (Best) 23208/32845
East Ham North 22683/32845
Loxford 20137/32845
Longbridge 19734/32845
Wall End 17459/32845
Little Ilford 17295/32845
Abbey 15872/32845
Thames 13855/32845
Eastbury 13674/32845
Gascoigne (Worst) 11929/32845
Reader Opinion:

East Ham

Deprivation in Barking

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 Barking. 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
Longbridge (Best) 13467/32845
Clementswood 11535/32845
East Ham North 10200/32845
Wall End 9412/32845
Loxford 9136/32845
Abbey 7725/32845
Little Ilford 7626/32845
Eastbury 6866/32845
Thames 5433/32845
Gascoigne (Worst) 5215/32845

Top 50 worst places to live in England 2021
Top 50 worst places to live in England 2021