Moving to Enfield, London? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Enfield 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 Enfield 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 Enfield truly a nice place to live, or are Edmonton, Southgate and Waltham Cross a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Enfield

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 Enfield. 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
Ponders End 178
Enfield Wash 136
Enfield Highway 135
Bush Hill Park 88
Enfield 81
Forty Hill 79
Bulls Cross 75
Grange Park 49
Enfield Town 46
Crews Hill 18

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

Ward Average rank in England
Highlands (Best) 23419/32845
Grange 20640/32845
Town 19475/32845
Cockfosters 19456/32845
Bush Hill Park 17106/32845
Chase 14639/32845
Southbury 11608/32845
Jubilee 9836/32845
Enfield Highway 9552/32845
Turkey Street (Worst) 9131/32845
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Your Health in Enfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Enfield (Enfield) 1.34% 4.11%
Barnet 1.14% 3.42%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Grange (Best) 29202/32845
Town 27123/32845
Highlands 26444/32845
Bush Hill Park 26383/32845
Cockfosters 26373/32845
Chase 22215/32845
Enfield Highway 20532/32845
Southbury 20201/32845
Turkey Street 19026/32845
Jubilee (Worst) 18682/32845
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Deprivation in Enfield

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 Enfield. 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
Grange (Best) 22644/32845
Bush Hill Park 20721/32845
Town 20588/32845
Cockfosters 18977/32845
Highlands 18449/32845
Chase 12773/32845
Southbury 9310/32845
Jubilee 7417/32845
Enfield Highway 6942/32845
Turkey Street (Worst) 6276/32845

Average rent in Enfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Enfield

If you are thinking of moving to Enfield, 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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