Moving to Crayford, Kent? What you need to know

Moving to Crayford, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Crayford, Kent - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Crayford a nice place to live?'' 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 Crayford 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 Crayford truly a nice place to live, or are Maidstone, Snodland and West Malling a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Crayford

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 Crayford. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Maidstone 217
Penenden Heath 148
Harbourland 101
Abbey Gate 37
Sandling 27
Weavering Street 23
Boxley 20
Ware Street 15
Thurnham 9
Bearsted 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Allington (Best) 29008/32845
Bearsted 28717/32845
Boxley 22512/32845
Detling and Thurnham 19151/32845
East 18115/32845
Bridge 15575/32845
North 15492/32845
Fant 8998/32845
Shepway North 8808/32845
High Street (Worst) 5897/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidstone - The biggest moving mistake of my life

Your Health in Crayford

If you are thinking of moving to Crayford, 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 Crayford compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Medway 1.09% 3.94%
Maidstone (Crayford) 0.97% 3.43%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Detling and Thurnham (Best) 29271/32845
Bearsted 29040/32845
Allington 27477/32845
Boxley 27320/32845
East 23826/32845
Bridge 22007/32845
North 20524/32845
Fant 19863/32845
Shepway North 16353/32845
High Street (Worst) 14654/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bexleyheath - a hive of villainy

Deprivation in Crayford

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 Crayford. 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
Allington (Best) 30700/32845
Bearsted 30507/32845
Boxley 25566/32845
Detling and Thurnham 24121/32845
East 21586/32845
Bridge 20557/32845
North 17713/32845
Fant 15874/32845
Shepway North 11862/32845
High Street (Worst) 9973/32845

Average rent in Crayford

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Crayford are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Crayford.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Crayford

If you are thinking of moving to Crayford, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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