Moving to Billericay, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Billericay, Essex - What you need to know
Moving to Billericay, Essex - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Billericay 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 Billericay 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 Billericay truly a nice place to live, or are Basildon, Ingatestone and Laindon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Billericay

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 Billericay. 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
Gooseberry Green 26
Ramsden Heath 10
Billericay 9
Ramsden Bellhouse 7
Great Burstead 6
Stock 6
Padham’s Green 4
Tye Common 1
Little Burstead 0
Buttsbury 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billericay West (Best) 27006/32845
Billericay East 23755/32845
Hutton South 22723/32845
Burstead 19659/32845
Hutton East 19360/32845
Hutton North 18442/32845
Herongate, Ingrave and West Horndon 15358/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 15060/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting 12558/32845
Crouch (Worst) 11317/32845
Reader Opinion:

Billericay lies in the shadow of its more important smarter sister Brentwood

Your Health in Billericay

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Basildon (Billericay) 1.32% 4.21%
Thurrock 1.03% 3.73%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38%
Brentwood 0.88% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hutton South (Best) 31765/32845
Herongate, Ingrave and West Horndon 31376/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting 31374/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 30262/32845
Billericay East 27939/32845
Hutton East 27559/32845
Burstead 26611/32845
Billericay West 25284/32845
Hutton North 23280/32845
Crouch (Worst) 21794/32845
Reader Opinion:

Billericay the bullsh*t town of Essex

Deprivation in Billericay

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 Billericay. 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
Hutton South (Best) 29449/32845
Billericay East 28855/32845
Billericay West 28565/32845
Herongate, Ingrave and West Horndon 28039/32845
Burstead 26055/32845
Ingatestone, Fryerning and Mountnessing 25301/32845
Hutton North 24322/32845
Hutton East 23559/32845
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting 19483/32845
Crouch (Worst) 15689/32845

Average rent in Billericay

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Billericay

If you are thinking of moving to Billericay, 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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