Moving to South Benfleet, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to South Benfleet, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to South Benfleet 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 South Benfleet 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 South Benfleet the land of milk and honey or are Canvey Island, Hadleigh and Pitsea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in South Benfleet

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 South Benfleet. 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
Eversley 104
Bowers Gifford 63
Canvey Island 60
Thundersley 55
New Thundersley 38
Tarpots 34
Hope’s Green 31
South Benfleet 31
Benfleet 26
Dutch Village 20

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island West (Best) 13051/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens 13071/32845
Canvey Island North 20212/32845
St Mary's 20734/32845
Vange 2188/32845
St Peter's 22486/32845
Appleton 23043/32845
Boyce 23123/32845
St George's 24037/32845
Cedar Hall (Worst) 25217/32845
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Your Health in South Benfleet

If you are thinking of moving to South Benfleet, 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 South Benfleet 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 (South Benfleet) 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canvey Island Winter Gardens (Best) 15576/32845
Canvey Island North 16016/32845
Canvey Island West 17293/32845
Cedar Hall 21862/32845
St Peter's 22670/32845
St Mary's 22899/32845
Boyce 24190/32845
St George's 25169/32845
Appleton 25538/32845
Vange (Worst) 9450/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ode to Basildon

Deprivation in South Benfleet

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 South Benfleet. 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
Canvey Island West (Best) 13375/32845
Canvey Island North 13429/32845
Canvey Island Winter Gardens 14332/32845
Cedar Hall 22596/32845
St Mary's 22747/32845
St Peter's 23895/32845
Boyce 24761/32845
St George's 24789/32845
Appleton 24942/32845
Vange (Worst) 4713/32845

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