Moving to Harlow, Essex? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Harlow 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 Harlow 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 Harlow the land of milk and honey or are Epping, Hoddesdon and Sawbridgeworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Harlow

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 Harlow. 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
Harlow 219
Netteswell 191
Mark Hall South 154
Passmores 112
Mark Hall North 103
Latton Bush 101
Hare Street 93
Little Parndon 90
Great Parndon 63
Temple Fields 45

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Parndon (Best) 17680/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor 16069/32845
Hunsdon 15055/32845
Little Parndon and Hare Street 14821/32845
Harlow Common 11727/32845
Bush Fair 11385/32845
Mark Hall 9808/32845
Staple Tye 7744/32845
Toddbrook 7708/32845
Netteswell (Worst) 6837/32845
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Your Health in Harlow

If you are thinking of moving to Harlow, 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 Harlow 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
Enfield 1.34% 4.11% 12.71% 35.01% 46.84%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56% 12.38% 33.75% 49.26%
Harlow (Harlow) 1.21% 4.15% 13.67% 35.85% 45.11%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59% 12.33% 35.33% 47.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hunsdon (Best) 30097/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor 14835/32845
Great Parndon 13779/32845
Harlow Common 12091/32845
Little Parndon and Hare Street 11303/32845
Mark Hall 11101/32845
Netteswell 10354/32845
Toddbrook 10320/32845
Bush Fair 9796/32845
Staple Tye (Worst) 9506/32845
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Deprivation in Harlow

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 Harlow. 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
Hunsdon (Best) 20049/32845
Great Parndon 16316/32845
Sumners and Kingsmoor 15269/32845
Little Parndon and Hare Street 12741/32845
Harlow Common 12581/32845
Mark Hall 11178/32845
Bush Fair 11036/32845
Toddbrook 11010/32845
Netteswell 10360/32845
Staple Tye (Worst) 8446/32845

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