Moving to Basildon, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Basildon, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Basildon in Essex? 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 Basildon 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 Basildon the land of milk and honey or are Laindon, Langdon Hills and Pitsea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Basildon

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Basildon. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Felmore 272
Basildon 272
Fryerns 252
Barstable 243
Pipps Hill 232
Pitsea 218
Chalvedon 218
Burnt Mills 179
Eversley 115
Crays Hill 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Martin's (Best) 1662/32845
Wickford Park 18063/32845
Langdon Hills 18196/32845
Pitsea South East 1893/32845
Lee Chapel North 2036/32845
Vange 2188/32845
St George's 24037/32845
Pitsea North West 5091/32845
Fryerns 7830/32845
Nethermayne (Worst) 8638/32845
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Your Health in Basildon

If you are thinking of moving to Basildon, 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 Basildon 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
Basildon (Basildon) 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Brentwood 0.88% 3.13% 11.64% 33.34% 51.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lee Chapel North (Best) 10074/32845
Fryerns 12108/32845
St Martin's 12359/32845
Nethermayne 18590/32845
Langdon Hills 22850/32845
Wickford Park 23740/32845
St George's 25169/32845
Pitsea South East 8360/32845
Pitsea North West 9364/32845
Vange (Worst) 9450/32845
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Deprivation in Basildon

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 Basildon. 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
Nethermayne (Best) 15601/32845
Wickford Park 21617/32845
Langdon Hills 24307/32845
St George's 24789/32845
Vange 4713/32845
Pitsea South East 5976/32845
Pitsea North West 6099/32845
St Martin's 6301/32845
Lee Chapel North 6325/32845
Fryerns (Worst) 7972/32845

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