Moving to Southgate, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Southgate, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Southgate in London? 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 Southgate 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 Southgate the land of milk and honey or are Edmonton, Enfield and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Southgate

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 Southgate. 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
Bowes Park 146
New Southgate 93
Palmers Green 84
Bush Hill Park 81
Friern Barnet 71
Brunswick Park 71
Oakwood 59
Southgate 57
Enfield Town 49
Grange Park 43

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bounds Green (Best) 10330/32845
Bowes 12877/32845
Southgate Green 13706/32845
Palmers Green 14431/32845
Winchmore Hill 18816/32845
Brunswick Park 19014/32845
Cockfosters 19456/32845
Southgate 22271/32845
White Hart Lane 3646/32845
Upper Edmonton (Worst) 7876/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

Your Health in Southgate

If you are thinking of moving to Southgate, 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 Southgate 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
Enfield (Southgate) 1.34% 4.11% 12.71% 35.01% 46.84%
Barnet 1.14% 3.42% 10.99% 32.97% 51.48%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18% 11.16% 33.57% 49.62%
Islington 1.68% 4.74% 11.21% 30.75% 51.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
White Hart Lane (Best) 13042/32845
Upper Edmonton 18543/32845
Bounds Green 20164/32845
Palmers Green 24090/32845
Bowes 25352/32845
Cockfosters 26373/32845
Southgate Green 26387/32845
Winchmore Hill 27577/32845
Southgate 28190/32845
Brunswick Park (Worst) 28631/32845
Reader Opinion:

Edmonton is a pool of towering council estates, rubbish, graffitti & crime

Deprivation in Southgate

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 Southgate. 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
Bounds Green (Best) 12741/32845
Bowes 14330/32845
Palmers Green 14699/32845
Southgate Green 18757/32845
Cockfosters 18977/32845
Southgate 20517/32845
Winchmore Hill 21668/32845
Brunswick Park 22311/32845
White Hart Lane 3777/32845
Upper Edmonton (Worst) 6187/32845

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