Is Thaxted, Essex a nice place to live?

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Moving to Thaxted, Essex - What you need to know
Moving to Thaxted, Essex - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Thaxted a nice place to live?'' 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Boyton End 11
Thaxted 10
Bardfield End Green 2
Monk Street 2
Sibley’s Green 2
Little Cambridge 2
Tye Green 0
Holder’s Green 0
Little Bardfield 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
Debden & Wimbish (Best) 30826/32845
Stort Valley 27735/32845
The Sampfords 26669/32845
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow 26250/32845
Thaxted & the Eastons 24826/32845
Elsenham & Henham 23875/32845
Yeldham 22928/32845
Great Dunmow North 22815/32845
Great Dunmow South & Barnston 21907/32845
Takeley (Worst) 20785/32845
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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Braintree 0.93% 3.43%
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Uttlesford (Thaxted) 0.66% 2.6%

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

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

Average rent in Thaxted

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Thaxted are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Thaxted.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Thaxted

If you are thinking of moving to Thaxted, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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