Moving to Brightlingsea, Essex? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Brightlingsea 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 Brightlingsea 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 Brightlingsea the land of milk and honey or are Clacton on Sea, West Mersea and Wivenhoe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Brightlingsea

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 Brightlingsea. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Cindery Island 28
Brightlingsea 24
Great Bentley 10
Frating 5
Point Clear 3
St Osyth 2
Alresford 1
Balls Green 1
Aingers Green 0
South Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 25578/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 24674/32845
Brightlingsea 16781/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 16738/32845
Burrsville 16169/32845
Bluehouse 10655/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 9346/32845
St Osyth 8129/32845
Coppins 4270/32845
St James (Worst) 4074/32845
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Your Health in Brightlingsea

If you are thinking of moving to Brightlingsea, 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 Brightlingsea 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
Tendring (Brightlingsea) 1.78% 5.83% 18.15% 35.82% 38.42%
Colchester 0.96% 3.29% 12.09% 34.83% 48.83%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92% 13.53% 35.84% 45.56%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67% 13.42% 35.63% 46.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 18363/32845
Brightlingsea 14208/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 11850/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 10626/32845
Burrsville 7225/32845
St Osyth 4388/32845
St James 3757/32845
Bluehouse 3563/32845
Coppins 2760/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands (Worst) 2469/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Brightlingsea

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 Brightlingsea. 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
Mersea and Pyefleet (Best) 21819/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 17637/32845
Brightlingsea 16623/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 14448/32845
Burrsville 9134/32845
St Osyth 5142/32845
Bluehouse 4974/32845
St James 4743/32845
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 3255/32845
Coppins (Worst) 2888/32845

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