Moving to Erith, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Erith, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Erith 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 Erith 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 Erith the land of milk and honey or are West Thurrock, Bexley and Dartford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Erith

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Erith. 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 218
Colyers 136
Coldharbour 105
Erith 92
Northumberland Heath 92
Belvedere 82
Barnehurst 72
Barnes Cray 69
Crayford 60
Rainham 38

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

Ward Average rank in England
Erith (Best) 10283/32845
Slade Green & Northend 10436/32845
Belvedere 12626/32845
Thamesmead East 12931/32845
Heath 14968/32845
Crayford 15070/32845
Northumberland Heath 15525/32845
Barnehurst 17392/32845
West Hill 9902/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bexleyheath - a hive of villainy

Your Health in Erith

If you are thinking of moving to Erith, 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 Erith 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%
Barking and Dagenham 1.42% 4.67% 12.93% 33.74% 47.24%
Bexley (Erith) 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Slade Green & Northend (Best) 14579/32845
Erith 17676/32845
Thamesmead East 19955/32845
Belvedere 21079/32845
Northumberland Heath 21173/32845
Crayford 21220/32845
Barnehurst 21378/32845
West Hill 22694/32845
Heath 25669/32845
Reader Opinion:

Slade Green, infested with dirty, Burberry wearing misfits

Deprivation in Erith

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 Erith. 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
Erith (Best) 10561/32845
Thamesmead East 11109/32845
Belvedere 12987/32845
Northumberland Heath 15101/32845
Barnehurst 16213/32845
Crayford 16272/32845
West Hill 21113/32845
Heath 27252/32845
Slade Green & Northend 7989/32845

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