Moving to Bexley, London? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bexley a nice place to live?'' 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Erith 82
Northumberland Heath 82
Barnes Cray 62
Crayford 57
Bexleyheath 49
Bowmans 48
Barnehurst 44
Coldblow 21
Heath Side 17
Old Bexley 13

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

Swanley is the Manchester United of Chav towns

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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09%
Barking and Dagenham 1.42% 4.67%
Bexley (Bexley) 1.09% 3.74%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4%

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

Sidcup's notorious Blackfen Road

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

Average rent in Bexley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bexley

If you are thinking of moving to Bexley, 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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