Moving to Canvey Island, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Canvey Island, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Canvey Island 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 Canvey Island 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 Canvey Island the land of milk and honey or are Hadleigh, Pitsea and South Benfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Canvey Island

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 Canvey Island. 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
Canvey Island 56
Thundersley 56
Bowers Gifford 51
Tarpots 37
Hadleigh 34
Benfleet 24
Dutch Village 22
Hope’s Green 22
South Benfleet 22
Two Tree Island 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island West (Best) 13051/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens 13071/32845
Canvey Island South 13493/32845
Canvey Island East 18047/32845
Canvey Island North 20212/32845
St Mary's 20734/32845
Corringham and Fobbing 21109/32845
Appleton 23043/32845
Boyce 23123/32845
Canvey Island Central (Worst) 9647/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford: once a thriving market town, now in decline

Your Health in Canvey Island

If you are thinking of moving to Canvey Island, 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 Canvey Island 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
Basildon 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48% 14.06% 35.09% 45.11%
Castle Point (Canvey Island) 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island South (Best) 12330/32845
Canvey Island Central 13846/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens 15576/32845
Canvey Island North 16016/32845
Canvey Island West 17293/32845
Canvey Island East 17382/32845
St Mary's 22899/32845
Boyce 24190/32845
Corringham and Fobbing 24680/32845
Appleton (Worst) 25538/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ode to Basildon

Deprivation in Canvey Island

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 Canvey Island. 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
Canvey Island South (Best) 10714/32845
Canvey Island West 13375/32845
Canvey Island North 13429/32845
Canvey Island East 14043/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens 14332/32845
Corringham and Fobbing 22042/32845
St Mary's 22747/32845
Boyce 24761/32845
Appleton 24942/32845
Canvey Island Central (Worst) 9175/32845

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