Moving to Dartford, Kent? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Dartford 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 Dartford 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 Dartford truly a nice place to live, or are West Thurrock, Bexley and Erith a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Dartford

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 Dartford. 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
Temple Hill 149
Stone 120
Colyers 109
Barnes Cray 62
Crayford 57
Bowmans 48
Greenhithe 46
Barnehurst 44
Lane End 19
Heath Side 17

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heath (Best) 14968/32845
Brent 10387/32845
West Hill 9902/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 9623/32845
Princes 7684/32845
Newtown 7505/32845
Stone House 4811/32845
Town 4772/32845
Temple Hill 2280/32845
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Your Health in Dartford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09%
Bexley 1.09% 3.74%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03%
Dartford (Dartford) 1.03% 3.4%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heath (Best) 25669/32845
West Hill 22694/32845
Brent 20115/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 19880/32845
Newtown 19210/32845
Stone House 16667/32845
Town 14052/32845
Temple Hill 12714/32845
Princes 12679/32845
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Deprivation in Dartford

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 Dartford. 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
Heath (Best) 27252/32845
West Hill 21113/32845
Brent 20233/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 18468/32845
Newtown 14028/32845
Stone House 13582/32845
Town 12898/32845
Princes 11486/32845
Temple Hill 8219/32845

Average rent in Dartford

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Dartford 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 Dartford.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Dartford

If you are thinking of moving to Dartford, 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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