Moving to Southminster, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Southminster, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Southminster 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 Southminster 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 Southminster the land of milk and honey or are Burnham on Crouch, Rochford and Shoeburyness a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Southminster

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 Southminster. 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
Stoneyhills 34
Southminster 32
Burnham-On-Crouch 30
Creeksea 10
Mayland 7
St Lawrence 3
Asheldham 1
Tillingham 1
Althorne 0
Montsale 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Southminster (Best) 20277/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch North 21775/32845
Tollesbury 22794/32845
Althorne 23442/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch South 23593/32845
Hawkwell East 24728/32845
Tillingham 26023/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon 26852/32845
Mayland 27627/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy (Worst) 27837/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Southminster

If you are thinking of moving to Southminster, 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 Southminster 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%
Colchester 0.96% 3.29% 12.09% 34.83% 48.83%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Maldon (Southminster) 1.08% 3.67% 13.42% 35.63% 46.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Southminster (Best) 20384/32845
Althorne 20989/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch South 22706/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 24499/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch North 24932/32845
Tillingham 25772/32845
Hawkwell East 27334/32845
Mayland 27516/32845
Tollesbury 29827/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon (Worst) 30182/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Southminster

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 Southminster. 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
Tillingham (Best) 15305/32845
Southminster 16862/32845
Althorne 19783/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch South 19971/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 20008/32845
Mayland 21672/32845
Burnham-on-Crouch North 22984/32845
Hawkwell East 25082/32845
Tollesbury 26170/32845
Hockley and Ashingdon (Worst) 28349/32845

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