Moving to Brentwood, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Brentwood, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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 Brentwood the land of milk and honey or are Billericay, Ingatestone and Laindon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Brentwood

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Brentwood. 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
Brentwood 48
Warley 27
Shenfield 14
Crow Green 13
Ingrave 9
South Weald 7
Brook Street 7
Mal Dyke 6
Herongate 3
Little Warley 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brentwood North (Best) 11350/32845
Brentwood South 11351/32845
Brentwood West 16173/32845
Warley 18406/32845
Hutton North 18442/32845
Shenfield 18910/32845
Hutton Central 22079/32845
Hutton South 22723/32845
Gooshays 4407/32845
South Weald (Worst) 5114/32845
Reader Opinion:

Billericay the bullsh*t town of Essex

Your Health in Brentwood

If you are thinking of moving to Brentwood, 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 Brentwood 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
Havering 1.17% 3.99% 13.27% 35.57% 46%
Basildon 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
Thurrock 1.03% 3.73% 12.29% 34.74% 48.2%
Brentwood (Brentwood) 0.88% 3.13% 11.64% 33.34% 51.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gooshays (Best) 14030/32845
Brentwood South 21443/32845
Hutton North 23280/32845
Warley 24821/32845
Brentwood West 25705/32845
Brentwood North 26974/32845
Hutton Central 28741/32845
Hutton South 31765/32845
South Weald 31807/32845
Shenfield (Worst) 32261/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Brentwood

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 Brentwood. 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
Brentwood South (Best) 18775/32845
Brentwood North 22219/32845
South Weald 22341/32845
Hutton North 24322/32845
Hutton Central 24737/32845
Brentwood West 25020/32845
Warley 25205/32845
Hutton South 29449/32845
Shenfield 32279/32845
Gooshays (Worst) 6740/32845

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