Moving to Hadleigh, Essex? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Hadleigh, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hadleigh 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 Hadleigh 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 Hadleigh the land of milk and honey or are Canvey Island, Leigh on Sea and South Benfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hadleigh

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Hadleigh. 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
Thundersley 55
Rayleigh 51
Hadleigh 44
New Thundersley 38
Tarpots 34
South Benfleet 31
Hope’s Green 31
Benfleet 26
Two Tree Island 5
Canvey Point 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Best) 13071/32845
St James 19249/32845
St Mary's 20734/32845
Victoria 21557/32845
St Peter's 22486/32845
Belfairs 22957/32845
Boyce 23123/32845
Cedar Hall 25217/32845
West Leigh 27684/32845
Lodge (Worst) 28105/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh, Greater Manchester, is in a time warp 15yrs behind normal life

Your Health in Hadleigh

If you are thinking of moving to Hadleigh, 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 Hadleigh 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
Basildon 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48% 14.06% 35.09% 45.11%
Castle Point (Hadleigh) 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Best) 15576/32845
Belfairs 19467/32845
Cedar Hall 21862/32845
Victoria 21914/32845
St Peter's 22670/32845
St Mary's 22899/32845
Boyce 24190/32845
St James 25574/32845
West Leigh 27622/32845
Lodge (Worst) 28795/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford: once a thriving market town, now in decline

Deprivation in Hadleigh

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 Hadleigh. 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
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Best) 14332/32845
Victoria 20562/32845
Belfairs 20625/32845
Cedar Hall 22596/32845
St Mary's 22747/32845
St James 23337/32845
St Peter's 23895/32845
Boyce 24761/32845
Lodge 26970/32845
West Leigh (Worst) 31261/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2021






  1. Colchester: A Shameful Essex Dump

    Colchester: A Shameful Essex Dump

  2. Living in Thurrock, Essex

    Living in Thurrock, Essex

  3. Bradwell on Sea:  Village of the damned

    Bradwell on Sea: Village of the damned

  4. Billericay lies in the shadow of its more important smarter sister Brentwood

    Billericay lies in the shadow of its more important smarter sister Brentwood

  5. Colchester, omg innt whateva geez, we iz fik!

    Colchester, omg innt whateva geez, we iz fik!

  6. Canvey Island, a great place to take your kids… if you hate them

    Canvey Island, a great place to take your kids… if you hate them

  7. Silver End, that was then, this is now…

    Silver End, that was then, this is now…

  8. Ode to Basildon

    Ode to Basildon

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

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