Moving to Erith, London? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Erith 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Temple Hill 149
Colyers 109
Coldharbour 86
Erith 82
Northumberland Heath 82
Belvedere 71
Barnes Cray 62
Crayford 57
Barnehurst 44
Rainham 37

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

Dartford: once a thriving market town, now in decline

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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Greenwich 1.27% 4.09%
Barking and Dagenham 1.42% 4.67%
Bexley (Erith) 1.09% 3.74%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4%

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

Tilbury, a God-forsaken town of disgruntled, rancorous d*ckheads

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

Average rent in Erith

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Erith

If you are thinking of moving to Erith, 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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