Moving to Dartford, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Dartford, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Dartford in Kent? 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 the land of milk and honey 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 November 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Temple Hill 178
Stone 93
Colyers 92
Barnehurst 62
Barnes Cray 54
Greenhithe 46
Bowmans 45
Crayford 44
Lane End 36
Heath Side 18

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
Brent (Best) 10387/32845
Heath 14968/32845
Temple Hill 2280/32845
Town 4772/32845
Stone House 4811/32845
Newtown 7505/32845
Princes 7684/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 9623/32845
West Hill 9902/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bexleyheath - a hive of villainy

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09% 11.54% 32.95% 50.14%
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Dartford (Dartford) 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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
Princes (Best) 12679/32845
Temple Hill 12714/32845
Town 14052/32845
Stone House 16667/32845
Newtown 19210/32845
Maypole & Leyton Cross 19880/32845
Brent 20115/32845
West Hill 22694/32845
Heath 25669/32845
Reader Opinion:

Slade Green, infested with dirty, Burberry wearing misfits

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

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