Moving to Northfleet, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Northfleet, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Northfleet in Kent? 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 Northfleet 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 Northfleet the land of milk and honey or are Tilbury, Gravesend and Swanscombe and Greenhithe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Northfleet

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Northfleet. 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
Gravesend 220
Milton 220
Tilbury 109
New House 96
Knockhall 87
Grays 76
Greenhithe 54
Stonewood 8
Betsham 4
Southfleet 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Riverside (Best) 2053/32845
Pelham 2769/32845
Northfleet North 3097/32845
Swanscombe 4276/32845
Coldharbour 4299/32845
Ebbsfleet 5031/32845
Northfleet South 5280/32845
Tilbury St Chads 5444/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 5462/32845
Woodlands (Worst) 5463/32845
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Your Health in Northfleet

If you are thinking of moving to Northfleet, 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 Northfleet 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
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Gravesham (Northfleet) 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Tonbridge and Malling 0.86% 3.09% 11.81% 34.33% 49.92%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tilbury St Chads (Best) 10705/32845
Coldharbour 11569/32845
Northfleet North 13934/32845
Swanscombe 14029/32845
Riverside 14047/32845
Pelham 15554/32845
Northfleet South 18387/32845
Ebbsfleet 19534/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 23045/32845
Woodlands (Worst) 23712/32845
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Deprivation in Northfleet

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 Northfleet. 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
Pelham (Best) 12449/32845
Northfleet South 12659/32845
Ebbsfleet 16598/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 18965/32845
Woodlands 19935/32845
Tilbury St Chads 5253/32845
Riverside 7605/32845
Coldharbour 8399/32845
Northfleet North 8984/32845
Swanscombe (Worst) 9514/32845

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