Moving to Beckenham, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Beckenham, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Beckenham 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 Beckenham 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 Beckenham the land of milk and honey or are Bromley, Croydon and Southwark a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Beckenham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Beckenham. 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
Lower Sydenham 176
Downham 132
Bellingham 130
New Beckenham 127
Southend 101
Bromley Park 88
Upper Elmers End 69
Eden Park 59
Beckenham 54
Shortlands 39

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whitefoot (Best) 10881/32845
Copers Cope 16021/32845
Kelsey and Eden Park 17638/32845
Clock House 18968/32845
West Wickham 26118/32845
Shortlands 27679/32845
Bellingham 7537/32845
Downham 8843/32845
Penge and Cator 8963/32845
Sydenham (Worst) 9820/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Beckenham

If you are thinking of moving to Beckenham, 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 Beckenham 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
Croydon 1.09% 3.5% 11.96% 35.4% 48.04%
Lewisham 1.29% 3.9% 11.7% 34.02% 49.09%
Lambeth 1.17% 3.54% 10.29% 32.1% 52.9%
Bromley (Beckenham) 0.91% 3.2% 11.67% 34.12% 50.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bellingham (Best) 10261/32845
Downham 12157/32845
Whitefoot 13820/32845
Sydenham 13846/32845
Penge and Cator 22245/32845
Clock House 26233/32845
Kelsey and Eden Park 28714/32845
West Wickham 30115/32845
Copers Cope 30123/32845
Shortlands (Worst) 31517/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Deprivation in Beckenham

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 Beckenham. 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
Sydenham (Best) 10224/32845
Penge and Cator 13939/32845
Clock House 21832/32845
Copers Cope 24301/32845
Kelsey and Eden Park 24318/32845
Shortlands 28977/32845
West Wickham 29131/32845
Bellingham 5780/32845
Downham 6122/32845
Whitefoot (Worst) 7892/32845

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