Moving to Southchurch, Essex? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Southchurch

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 Southchurch. 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
Southend-on-Sea 289
Southchurch 108
North Shoebury 68
Bournes Green 59
Great Wakering 53
Shoebury Ness 27
Cambridge Town 27
Shoeburyness 25
Stonebridge 20
Little Wakering 15

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blenheim Park (Best) 18021/32845
Thorpe 16588/32845
Chalkwell 14284/32845
Southchurch 14157/32845
Westborough 13675/32845
St. Luke's 11498/32845
Roche South 10862/32845
Victoria 5458/32845
Kursaal 3039/32845
Milton (Worst) 2644/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southend-on-Sea, a sorry little grief hole on the Essex coast

Your Health in Southchurch

If you are thinking of moving to Southchurch, 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 Southchurch 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 (Southchurch) 1.26% 4.48% 14.06% 35.09% 45.11%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
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 Southchurch. 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 Southchurch. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Thorpe (Best) 22873/32845
Roche South 20882/32845
St. Luke's 15349/32845
Blenheim Park 15007/32845
Southchurch 14766/32845
Chalkwell 13396/32845
Westborough 12635/32845
Milton 7645/32845
Victoria 6820/32845
Kursaal (Worst) 6216/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rochford a.k.a Lesser Southend

Deprivation in Southchurch

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 Southchurch. 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
Thorpe (Best) 26091/32845
Chalkwell 18678/32845
Blenheim Park 16546/32845
Southchurch 15377/32845
Roche South 15324/32845
St. Luke's 11998/32845
Westborough 11972/32845
Milton 7025/32845
Victoria 5097/32845
Kursaal (Worst) 4630/32845

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