Moving to Gravesend, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Gravesend, Kent - What you need to know
Moving to Gravesend, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Gravesend 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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend the land of milk and honey or are Tilbury, West Tilbury and Northfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Gravesend

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 Gravesend. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Milton 169
Gravesend 169
Little Thurrock 115
Biggin 77
New House 77
Tilbury 68
Grays 66
Southfleet 6
Istead Rise 4
Shorne 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Woodlands (Best) 5463/32845
Whitehill 5353/32845
Northfleet South 5280/32845
Chalk 5276/32845
Coldharbour 4299/32845
Central 3401/32845
Northfleet North 3097/32845
Pelham 2769/32845
Riverside 2053/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 1092/32845
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Your Health in Gravesend

If you are thinking of moving to Gravesend, 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 Gravesend 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
Medway 1.09% 3.94% 13% 36.25% 45.72%
Gravesham (Gravesend) 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chalk (Best) 28281/32845
Woodlands 23712/32845
Whitehill 18774/32845
Northfleet South 18387/32845
Central 17465/32845
Pelham 15554/32845
Riverside 14047/32845
Northfleet North 13934/32845
Coldharbour 11569/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 10970/32845
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Deprivation in Gravesend

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 Gravesend. 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
Chalk (Best) 23171/32845
Woodlands 19935/32845
Whitehill 16295/32845
Central 15924/32845
Northfleet South 12659/32845
Pelham 12449/32845
Northfleet North 8984/32845
Coldharbour 8399/32845
Riverside 7605/32845
Westcourt (Worst) 6796/32845

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