Moving to Maldon, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Maldon, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Maldon 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 Maldon 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 Maldon the land of milk and honey or are Heybridge, Prettlewell and Witham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Maldon

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 Maldon. 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
Heybridge 45
Maldon 39
Broad Street Green 25
Heybridge Basin 7
Great Totham 4
Beacon Hill 3
Langford 1
Little Totham 1
Curling Tye Green 0
Rudley Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Maldon East (Best) 14158/32845
Witham South 15964/32845
Maldon North 18252/32845
Purleigh 22073/32845
Althorne 23442/32845
Heybridge West 23452/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 25195/32845
Maldon South 26818/32845
Heybridge East 29191/32845
Maldon West (Worst) 30301/32845
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Your Health in Maldon

If you are thinking of moving to Maldon, 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 Maldon 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%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84% 11.44% 34.72% 50.19%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Maldon (Maldon) 1.08% 3.67% 13.42% 35.63% 46.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Maldon East (Best) 15256/32845
Maldon North 15550/32845
Heybridge West 19256/32845
Witham South 19970/32845
Althorne 20989/32845
Heybridge East 21598/32845
Maldon South 22087/32845
Maldon West 25448/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 27302/32845
Purleigh (Worst) 27565/32845

Deprivation in Maldon

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 Maldon. 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
Maldon North (Best) 16037/32845
Heybridge West 16059/32845
Purleigh 19017/32845
Althorne 19783/32845
Witham South 20945/32845
Heybridge East 22318/32845
Maldon South 22900/32845
Maldon West 24693/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 25245/32845
Maldon East (Worst) 9591/32845

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