Moving to Walthamstow, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Walthamstow, London - What you need to know
Moving to Walthamstow, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow the land of milk and honey or are Edmonton, Leyton and Tottenham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Walthamstow

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 Walthamstow. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Tottenham Hale 227
Walthamstow 207
Highams Park 144
Lea (Lee) 140
Hale End 133
Higham Hill 122
Chingford Hatch 102
Aldersbrook 99
Wanstead 73
South Woodford 57

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

Ward Average rank in England
William Morris (Best) 12763/32845
Hale End and Highams Park 11265/32845
Leyton 11167/32845
Chapel End 11014/32845
Higham Hill 8912/32845
Lea Bridge 8808/32845
High Street 8751/32845
Forest 8477/32845
Hoe Street 7542/32845
Markhouse (Worst) 6864/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Walthamstow

If you are thinking of moving to Walthamstow, 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 Walthamstow 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
Newham 1.48% 4.14% 11.31% 34.6% 48.47%
Islington 1.68% 4.74% 11.21% 30.75% 51.61%
Waltham Forest (Walthamstow) 1.34% 3.89% 12.06% 35.61% 47.11%
Redbridge 1.15% 3.76% 12% 34.98% 48.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chapel End (Best) 23290/32845
Hale End and Highams Park 23059/32845
William Morris 18684/32845
High Street 18020/32845
Leyton 17946/32845
Forest 17556/32845
Lea Bridge 17137/32845
Markhouse 16806/32845
Hoe Street 15806/32845
Higham Hill (Worst) 14597/32845

Deprivation in Walthamstow

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 Walthamstow. 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
Hale End and Highams Park (Best) 15876/32845
Chapel End 14644/32845
William Morris 12082/32845
High Street 11798/32845
Forest 11330/32845
Leyton 9910/32845
Hoe Street 9768/32845
Markhouse 9088/32845
Lea Bridge 8583/32845
Higham Hill (Worst) 7373/32845

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