Moving to Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Kent? What you need to know

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Moving to Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Kent - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Swanscombe and Greenhithe in Kent? 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 Swanscombe and Greenhithe 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 Swanscombe and Greenhithe the land of milk and honey or are Grays, West Thurrock and Northfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Swanscombe and Greenhithe

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Swanscombe and Greenhithe. 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
Temple Hill 218
Stone 126
Knockhall 87
Grays 76
Greenhithe 54
South Stifford 49
Lakeside 42
Bean 19
Stonewood 8
Betsham 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Chafford (Best) 22254/32845
Swanscombe 4276/32845
Stone House 4811/32845
Ebbsfleet 5031/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 5462/32845
Bean & Village Park 7284/32845
Grays Riverside 8573/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 9150/32845
Stone Castle 9730/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dartford - I escaped

Your Health in Swanscombe and Greenhithe

If you are thinking of moving to Swanscombe and Greenhithe, 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 Swanscombe and Greenhithe 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
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Thurrock 1.03% 3.73% 12.29% 34.74% 48.2%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Dartford (Swanscombe and Greenhithe) 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swanscombe (Best) 14029/32845
Stone Castle 16547/32845
Stone House 16667/32845
Bean & Village Park 18056/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 18880/32845
Grays Riverside 19120/32845
Ebbsfleet 19534/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 23045/32845
South Chafford 27140/32845
Reader Opinion:

Living in Thurrock, Essex

Deprivation in Swanscombe and Greenhithe

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 Swanscombe and Greenhithe. 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
West Thurrock and South Stifford (Best) 11894/32845
Stone House 13582/32845
Grays Riverside 13618/32845
Stone Castle 14606/32845
Bean & Village Park 15763/32845
Ebbsfleet 16598/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 18965/32845
South Chafford 27515/32845
Swanscombe 9514/32845

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