Moving to Bexley, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Bexley, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bexley 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 Bexley 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 Bexley the land of milk and honey or are Erith, Dartford and Swanley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bexley

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 Bexley. 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
Erith 92
Northumberland Heath 92
Bexleyheath 73
Barnehurst 72
Barnes Cray 69
Crayford 60
Bowmans 49
Coldblow 22
Heath Side 19
Old Bexley 16

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heath (Best) 14968/32845
Crayford 15070/32845
St Mary's & St James 16199/32845
Bexleyheath 16609/32845
Barnehurst 17392/32845
Joyden's Wood 18507/32845
Sidcup 18932/32845
Crook Log 21970/32845
Blackfen & Lamorbey 23446/32845
Blendon & Penhill (Worst) 23556/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bexleyheath - a hive of villainy

Your Health in Bexley

If you are thinking of moving to Bexley, 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 Bexley 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
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09% 11.54% 32.95% 50.14%
Barking and Dagenham 1.42% 4.67% 12.93% 33.74% 47.24%
Bexley (Bexley) 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crayford (Best) 21220/32845
Barnehurst 21378/32845
Sidcup 21706/32845
St Mary's & St James 23898/32845
Bexleyheath 24272/32845
Heath 25669/32845
Blackfen & Lamorbey 26350/32845
Joyden's Wood 26708/32845
Crook Log 26820/32845
Blendon & Penhill (Worst) 27401/32845
Reader Opinion:

Purfleet, Essex: home to chavs, druggies and jobless layabouts

Deprivation in Bexley

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 Bexley. 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
Barnehurst (Best) 16213/32845
Crayford 16272/32845
Sidcup 19384/32845
Bexleyheath 21488/32845
St Mary's & St James 21762/32845
Crook Log 24852/32845
Blackfen & Lamorbey 25025/32845
Blendon & Penhill 26100/32845
Heath 27252/32845
Joyden's Wood (Worst) 27328/32845

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