Moving to Halstead, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Halstead, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Halstead 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 Halstead 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 Halstead the land of milk and honey or are Braintree, Coggeshall and Sudbury a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Halstead

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Halstead. 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
Halstead 48
Colne Engaine 14
Boose’s Green 10
Bunting’s Green 9
Gosfield 1
Plaistow Green 1
Greenstead Green 0
Don Johns 0
Little Maplestead 0
Great Maplestead 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bocking South (Best) 13342/32845
Braintree Central & Beckers Green 13430/32845
Bocking North 15607/32845
Halstead Trinity 17459/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 21569/32845
Bocking Blackwater 21608/32845
Coggeshall 22361/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 24297/32845
Hedingham 26518/32845
The Colnes (Worst) 28440/32845
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Your Health in Halstead

If you are thinking of moving to Halstead, 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 Halstead 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
Colchester 0.96% 3.29% 12.09% 34.83% 48.83%
Braintree (Halstead) 0.93% 3.43% 12.44% 35.69% 47.51%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84% 11.44% 34.72% 50.19%
Babergh 0.89% 3.45% 13.25% 35.83% 46.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Braintree Central & Beckers Green (Best) 15723/32845
Bocking North 16836/32845
Bocking South 16865/32845
Halstead Trinity 18474/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 20480/32845
Bocking Blackwater 22665/32845
The Colnes 24315/32845
Coggeshall 25162/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 25786/32845
Hedingham (Worst) 26124/32845
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Deprivation in Halstead

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 Halstead. 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
Braintree Central & Beckers Green (Best) 14034/32845
Bocking North 14330/32845
Bocking South 15078/32845
Halstead Trinity 18370/32845
Halstead St Andrew's 21182/32845
Gosfield & Greenstead Green 21293/32845
Hedingham 21609/32845
Coggeshall 22538/32845
The Colnes 23040/32845
Bocking Blackwater (Worst) 24664/32845

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