Moving to South Woodham Ferrers, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to South Woodham Ferrers, Essex - What you need to know

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

Crime in South Woodham Ferrers

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 South Woodham Ferrers. 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
South Woodham Ferrers 43
Mill Hill 15
Battlesbridge 12
Rawreth 5
Farther Howegreen 4
South Fambridge 3
Chapel Row 3
Rettendon 2
Cold Norton 2
Cock Clarks 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rettendon and Runwell (Best) 12251/32845
Wheatley 18335/32845
Purleigh 22073/32845
Hullbridge 24771/32845
South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville 26760/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 26990/32845
Trinity 27300/32845
South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood 27350/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 28181/32845
Hockley (Worst) 28993/32845
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Your Health in South Woodham Ferrers

If you are thinking of moving to South Woodham Ferrers, 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 Woodham Ferrers 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%
Chelmsford (South Woodham Ferrers) 0.81% 2.84% 11.44% 34.72% 50.19%
Castle Point 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 Woodham Ferrers. 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 Woodham Ferrers. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Hullbridge (Best) 26638/32845
South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood 26895/32845
Rettendon and Runwell 27061/32845
Purleigh 27565/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 27778/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 28275/32845
Trinity 28591/32845
Wheatley 28695/32845
Hockley 29502/32845
South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville (Worst) 30595/32845
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Deprivation in South Woodham Ferrers

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 Woodham Ferrers. 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
Rettendon and Runwell (Best) 18068/32845
Purleigh 19017/32845
Hullbridge 24397/32845
Downhall and Rawreth 25559/32845
Sweyne Park and Grange 25595/32845
Wheatley 25949/32845
South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood 26452/32845
Trinity 28200/32845
South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville 29358/32845
Hockley (Worst) 29503/32845

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