Moving to Enfield, London? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Enfield, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Enfield 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 August 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Enfield Highway 166
Ponders End 158
Enfield Wash 137
Forty Hill 97
Bush Hill Park 81
Enfield 71
Bulls Cross 61
Enfield Town 49
Grange Park 43
Crews Hill 37

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
Southbury (Best) 11608/32845
Chase 14639/32845
Bush Hill Park 17106/32845
Cockfosters 19456/32845
Town 19475/32845
Grange 20640/32845
Highlands 23419/32845
Turkey Street 9131/32845
Enfield Highway 9552/32845
Jubilee (Worst) 9836/32845
Reader Opinion:

Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Enfield (Enfield) 1.34% 4.11% 12.71% 35.01% 46.84%
Barnet 1.14% 3.42% 10.99% 32.97% 51.48%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18% 11.16% 33.57% 49.62%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89% 12.06% 35.61% 47.11%

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
Jubilee (Best) 18682/32845
Turkey Street 19026/32845
Southbury 20201/32845
Enfield Highway 20532/32845
Chase 22215/32845
Cockfosters 26373/32845
Bush Hill Park 26383/32845
Highlands 26444/32845
Town 27123/32845
Grange (Worst) 29202/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

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

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Borehamwood – A symptom of our times

    Borehamwood – A symptom of our times

  2. Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

    Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

  3. West Hendon – A greyer shade of grey

    West Hendon – A greyer shade of grey

  4. Penge, soon as you see the Railway Bridge you’ve doomed yourself for life

    Penge, soon as you see the Railway Bridge you’ve doomed yourself for life

  5. Wealdstone really is the ******** of Harrow

    Wealdstone really is the ******** of Harrow

  6. Earl’s Court, London

    Earl’s Court, London

  7. Bexleyheath – a hive of villainy

    Bexleyheath – a hive of villainy

  8. Shepherd’s Bush: the red-headed stepchild that thought it was special

    Shepherd’s Bush: the red-headed stepchild that thought it was special

  9. Hammersmith and Fulham one big awful hole

    Hammersmith and Fulham one big awful hole