Moving to Chelmsford, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Chelmsford, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford the land of milk and honey or are Clackwell, Prettlewell and Stanfield le Hope a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Chelmsford

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 Chelmsford. 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
Springfield 197
Chelmsford 192
Broomfield 76
Parsonage Green 76
Chelmer Village 59
Great Baddow 38
Blasford Hill 38
Reader’s Corner 19
Boreham 9
Chignall St James 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trinity (Best) 14159/32845
St Andrews 14246/32845
Moulsham and Central 14357/32845
Marconi 16128/32845
Waterhouse Farm 16957/32845
Patching Hall 16970/32845
Great Baddow East 19317/32845
The Lawns 20528/32845
Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park 23233/32845
Moulsham Lodge (Worst) 25166/32845
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Your Health in Chelmsford

If you are thinking of moving to Chelmsford, 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 Chelmsford 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%
Chelmsford (Chelmsford) 0.81% 2.84% 11.44% 34.72% 50.19%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56% 12.38% 33.75% 49.26%
Brentwood 0.88% 3.13% 11.64% 33.34% 51.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marconi (Best) 18471/32845
Waterhouse Farm 18715/32845
St Andrews 19751/32845
Patching Hall 22327/32845
Trinity 22899/32845
Moulsham and Central 24236/32845
Great Baddow East 25019/32845
The Lawns 28845/32845
Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park 29553/32845
Moulsham Lodge (Worst) 30250/32845
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Deprivation in Chelmsford

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 Chelmsford. 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
Marconi (Best) 15795/32845
St Andrews 17040/32845
Waterhouse Farm 19540/32845
Patching Hall 21479/32845
Great Baddow East 22568/32845
Trinity 23123/32845
Moulsham and Central 23694/32845
Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park 25490/32845
Moulsham Lodge 30269/32845
The Lawns (Worst) 30916/32845

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