Moving to Rochford, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Rochford, Essex - What you need to know

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

Crime in Rochford

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 Rochford. 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
Southend-on-Sea 396
Ashingdon 24
Stonebridge 22
Hockley 21
Canewdon 5
Barling 4
South Fambridge 3
Great Stambridge 3
Ballards Gore 0
Paglesham Churchend 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Roche South (Best) 10862/32845
Prittlewell 13131/32845
Westborough 13675/32845
Roche North and Rural 14147/32845
St Laurence 15881/32845
Hawkwell East 24728/32845
Eastwood Park 25325/32845
Hawkwell West 26700/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon 26852/32845
Hockley (Worst) 28993/32845
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Your Health in Rochford

If you are thinking of moving to Rochford, 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 Rochford 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 (Rochford) 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 Rochford. 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 Rochford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Westborough (Best) 12635/32845
St Laurence 16615/32845
Prittlewell 17259/32845
Roche South 20882/32845
Eastwood Park 21109/32845
Roche North and Rural 21656/32845
Hawkwell East 27334/32845
Hockley 29502/32845
Hawkwell West 30061/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon (Worst) 30182/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Rochford

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 Rochford. 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
Westborough (Best) 11972/32845
St Laurence 14498/32845
Roche South 15324/32845
Roche North and Rural 16018/32845
Prittlewell 18276/32845
Eastwood Park 24109/32845
Hawkwell East 25082/32845
Hawkwell West 28004/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon 28349/32845
Hockley (Worst) 29503/32845

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