Moving to Hockley, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Hockley, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hockley 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 Hockley 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 Hockley the land of milk and honey or are Leigh on Sea, Rayleigh and Westcliff on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hockley

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 Hockley. 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
Rayleigh 51
South Woodham Ferrers 44
Hockley 22
Ashingdon 14
Mill Hill 13
South Fambridge 4
Ballards Gore 2
Great Stambridge 2
Canewdon 1
Rawreth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Roche North and Rural (Best) 14147/32845
Hawkwell East 24728/32845
Hullbridge 24771/32845
Eastwood Park 25325/32845
Hawkwell West 26700/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon 26852/32845
Trinity 27300/32845
Lodge 28105/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 28181/32845
Hockley (Worst) 28993/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southend-on-Sea, a sorry little grief hole on the Essex coast

Your Health in Hockley

If you are thinking of moving to Hockley, 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 Hockley 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
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48% 14.06% 35.09% 45.11%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford (Hockley) 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67% 13.42% 35.63% 46.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastwood Park (Best) 21109/32845
Roche North and Rural 21656/32845
Hullbridge 26638/32845
Hawkwell East 27334/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 27778/32845
Trinity 28591/32845
Lodge 28795/32845
Hockley 29502/32845
Hawkwell West 30061/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon (Worst) 30182/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh: A Hive of Villainy in Lesser Manchester

Deprivation in Hockley

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 Hockley. 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
Roche North and Rural (Best) 16018/32845
Eastwood Park 24109/32845
Hullbridge 24397/32845
Hawkwell East 25082/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 25595/32845
Lodge 26970/32845
Hawkwell West 28004/32845
Trinity 28200/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon 28349/32845
Hockley (Worst) 29503/32845

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