Moving to Chingford, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Chingford, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Chingford in London? 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 Chingford 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 Chingford the land of milk and honey or are Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Edmonton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Chingford

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Chingford. 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
Ponders End 158
Hale End 128
Brimsdown 124
Chingford Hatch 117
Chingford Green 71
Friday Hill 69
Buckhurst Hill 52
Chingford 49
Lippitts Hill 9
High Beach 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Buckhurst Hill East (Best) 12306/32845
Hatch Lane 12952/32845
Chingford Green 13186/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 14422/32845
Endlebury 14672/32845
Monkhams 17291/32845
Larkswood 8314/32845
Ponders End 8323/32845
Lower Edmonton 9608/32845
Valley (Worst) 9917/32845
Reader Opinion:

Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

Your Health in Chingford

If you are thinking of moving to Chingford, 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 Chingford 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
Enfield 1.34% 4.11% 12.71% 35.01% 46.84%
Islington 1.68% 4.74% 11.21% 30.75% 51.61%
Waltham Forest (Chingford) 1.34% 3.89% 12.06% 35.61% 47.11%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76% 12% 34.98% 48.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hatch Lane (Best) 16867/32845
Larkswood 17495/32845
Valley 19474/32845
Ponders End 19687/32845
Lower Edmonton 20338/32845
Chingford Green 21792/32845
Endlebury 22370/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 24344/32845
Monkhams 30234/32845
Buckhurst Hill West (Worst) 30475/32845

Deprivation in Chingford

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 Chingford. 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
Valley (Best) 11444/32845
Larkswood 11793/32845
Hatch Lane 13697/32845
Endlebury 15848/32845
Chingford Green 16314/32845
Buckhurst Hill East 22500/32845
Monkhams 28059/32845
Buckhurst Hill West 29985/32845
Lower Edmonton 5943/32845
Ponders End (Worst) 6156/32845

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