Moving to Thaxted, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Thaxted, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Thaxted 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 Thaxted 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 Thaxted the land of milk and honey or are Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Haverhill a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Thaxted

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 Thaxted. 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
Thaxted 6
Boyton End 6
Bardfield End Green 6
Little Cambridge 3
Little Bardfield 2
Monk Street 2
Sibley’s Green 2
Tye Green 1
Holder’s Green 0
Bustard Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Takeley (Best) 20785/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 21907/32845
Great Dunmow North 22815/32845
Yeldham 22928/32845
Elsenham & Henham 23875/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 24826/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 26250/32845
The Sampfords 26669/32845
Stort Valley 27735/32845
Debden & Wimbish (Worst) 30826/32845
Reader Opinion:

Haverhill, you would think it would be a nicer town

Your Health in Thaxted

If you are thinking of moving to Thaxted, 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 Thaxted 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
Braintree 0.93% 3.43% 12.44% 35.69% 47.51%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56% 12.38% 33.75% 49.26%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15% 13.67% 35.85% 45.11%
Uttlesford (Thaxted) 0.66% 2.6% 10.85% 33.34% 52.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Yeldham (Best) 25175/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 27855/32845
Great Dunmow North 28005/32845
Takeley 29935/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 30318/32845
Stort Valley 31289/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 31368/32845
Elsenham & Henham 31693/32845
The Sampfords 31764/32845
Debden & Wimbish (Worst) 32431/32845

Deprivation in Thaxted

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 Thaxted. 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
Yeldham (Best) 18465/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 22080/32845
The Sampfords 22758/32845
Takeley 22918/32845
Great Dunmow North 23414/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 23698/32845
Stort Valley 25382/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 27660/32845
Debden & Wimbish 29390/32845
Elsenham & Henham (Worst) 30274/32845

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