Moving to Rayleigh, Essex? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Rayleigh

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 Rayleigh. 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
Rayleigh 45
Hadleigh 45
Thundersley 39
New Thundersley 24
Shotgate 19
Hockley 16
Battlesbridge 13
Rawreth Shot 4
Mill Hill 4
Rawreth 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hockley (Best) 28993/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 28181/32845
Lodge 28105/32845
Trinity 27300/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 26990/32845
Cedar Hall 25217/32845
Hullbridge 24771/32845
St Peter's 22486/32845
Victoria 21557/32845
Wheatley (Worst) 18335/32845
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Your Health in Rayleigh

If you are thinking of moving to Rayleigh, 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 Rayleigh 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
Basildon 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
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 (Rayleigh) 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hockley (Best) 29502/32845
Lodge 28795/32845
Wheatley 28695/32845
Trinity 28591/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 28275/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 27778/32845
Hullbridge 26638/32845
St Peter's 22670/32845
Victoria 21914/32845
Cedar Hall (Worst) 21862/32845
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Deprivation in Rayleigh

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 Rayleigh. 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
Hockley (Best) 29503/32845
Trinity 28200/32845
Lodge 26970/32845
Wheatley 25949/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 25595/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 25559/32845
Hullbridge 24397/32845
St Peter's 23895/32845
Cedar Hall 22596/32845
Victoria (Worst) 20562/32845

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