Moving to Grays, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Grays, Essex - What you need to know
Moving to Grays, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Grays in Essex? 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 Grays 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 Grays the land of milk and honey or are Chafford Hundred, Tilbury and Swanscombe and Greenhithe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Grays

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 Grays. 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
Little Thurrock 115
South Stifford 86
South Ockendon 80
Biggin 77
Lakeside 75
Tilbury 68
Grays 66
North Stifford 59
Greenhithe 46
Baker Street 18

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chafford and North Stifford (Best) 23516/32845
South Chafford 22254/32845
Little Thurrock Rectory 17140/32845
Stifford Clays 16361/32845
Grays Thurrock 14762/32845
Little Thurrock Blackshots 13110/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 9150/32845
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park 8753/32845
Grays Riverside 8573/32845
Tilbury St Chads (Worst) 5444/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford - I escaped

Your Health in Grays

If you are thinking of moving to Grays, 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 Grays 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
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Thurrock (Grays) 1.03% 3.73% 12.29% 34.74% 48.2%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Chafford (Best) 27140/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25508/32845
Little Thurrock Rectory 24653/32845
Little Thurrock Blackshots 21506/32845
Grays Riverside 19120/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 18880/32845
Grays Thurrock 17886/32845
Stifford Clays 16765/32845
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park 13867/32845
Tilbury St Chads (Worst) 10705/32845
Reader Opinion:

Purfleet, Essex: home to chavs, druggies and jobless layabouts

Deprivation in Grays

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 Grays. 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
South Chafford (Best) 27515/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25246/32845
Little Thurrock Rectory 23408/32845
Little Thurrock Blackshots 18395/32845
Stifford Clays 16109/32845
Grays Thurrock 15409/32845
Grays Riverside 13618/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 11894/32845
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park 7198/32845
Tilbury St Chads (Worst) 5253/32845

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