Moving to Dagenham, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Dagenham, London - What you need to know
Moving to Dagenham, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Dagenham 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 Dagenham 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 Dagenham the land of milk and honey or are Barking, East Ham and Ilford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dagenham

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 Dagenham. 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
Fair Cross 180
Becontree 156
Little Heath 150
Goodmayes 144
Dagenham 135
Rush Green 93
South Hornchurch 63
Castle Green 54
Hornchurch 39
Rainham 37

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastbrook (Best) 13691/32845
Parsloes 13356/32845
Village 10384/32845
Heath 10265/32845
Goresbrook 9242/32845
Alibon 8049/32845
Valence 7656/32845
River 7543/32845
Mayesbrook 7482/32845
Thames (Worst) 4682/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dagenham, Halfway To Hell

Your Health in Dagenham

If you are thinking of moving to Dagenham, 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 Dagenham 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
Newham 1.48% 4.14% 11.31% 34.6% 48.47%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76% 12% 34.98% 48.12%
Havering 1.17% 3.99% 13.27% 35.57% 46%
Barking and Dagenham (Dagenham) 1.42% 4.67% 12.93% 33.74% 47.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastbrook (Best) 14714/32845
River 14371/32845
Thames 13855/32845
Parsloes 13641/32845
Goresbrook 12280/32845
Valence 11646/32845
Alibon 10567/32845
Heath 10392/32845
Mayesbrook 10392/32845
Village (Worst) 9344/32845
Reader Opinion:

East Ham

Deprivation in Dagenham

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 Dagenham. 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
Eastbrook (Best) 11270/32845
Parsloes 6913/32845
River 6722/32845
Goresbrook 6627/32845
Village 6183/32845
Valence 5970/32845
Heath 5778/32845
Alibon 5740/32845
Thames 5433/32845
Mayesbrook (Worst) 4854/32845

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