Moving to Southend on Sea, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Southend on Sea, Essex - What you need to know

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

Crime in Southend on Sea

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 Southend on Sea. 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 312
Southchurch 98
North Shoebury 74
Bournes Green 60
Hockley 22
Stonebridge 19
Ashingdon 14
Great Stambridge 2
Ballards Gore 2
Canewdon 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Southend on Sea. 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 Southend on Sea. 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
St. Luke's 11498/32845
Prittlewell 13131/32845
Westborough 13675/32845
Roche North and Rural 14147/32845
St Laurence 15881/32845
Blenheim Park 18021/32845
Hawkwell East 24728/32845
Hawkwell West 26700/32845
Victoria (Worst) 5458/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Southend on Sea

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westborough (Best) 12635/32845
Blenheim Park 15007/32845
St. Luke's 15349/32845
St Laurence 16615/32845
Prittlewell 17259/32845
Roche South 20882/32845
Roche North and Rural 21656/32845
Hawkwell East 27334/32845
Hawkwell West 30061/32845
Victoria (Worst) 6820/32845
Reader Opinion:

Living in Thurrock, Essex

Deprivation in Southend on Sea

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 Southend on Sea. 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. Luke's 11998/32845
St Laurence 14498/32845
Roche South 15324/32845
Roche North and Rural 16018/32845
Blenheim Park 16546/32845
Prittlewell 18276/32845
Hawkwell East 25082/32845
Hawkwell West 28004/32845
Victoria (Worst) 5097/32845

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