Moving to West Ham, London? What you need to know

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Moving to West Ham, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to West Ham 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 West Ham 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 West Ham the land of milk and honey or are Barking, East Ham and Leyton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in West Ham

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 West Ham. 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
Plashet 309
Bromley 306
Forest Gate 275
Stratford Marsh 242
South Bromley 215
Plaistow 200
Stratford New Town 196
Stratford 196
Mill Meads 196
Canning Town 143

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Ham (Best) 10144/32845
Green Street West 12172/32845
Plaistow North 13890/32845
Canning Town North 5270/32845
Lansbury 5988/32845
Bromley North 6231/32845
Bromley South 6258/32845
Canning Town South 6321/32845
Stratford and New Town 6858/32845
Plaistow South (Worst) 8259/32845
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Your Health in West Ham

If you are thinking of moving to West Ham, 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 West Ham 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 (West Ham) 1.48% 4.14% 11.31% 34.6% 48.47%
Tower Hamlets 1.62% 4.42% 10.65% 32.75% 50.56%
Hackney 1.67% 4.54% 10.9% 30.74% 52.15%
Waltham Forest 1.34% 3.89% 12.06% 35.61% 47.11%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lansbury (Best) 10167/32845
Canning Town South 11142/32845
Bromley North 11465/32845
Bromley South 11983/32845
Canning Town North 12774/32845
Plaistow North 14488/32845
Stratford and New Town 15332/32845
Green Street West 16653/32845
West Ham 16905/32845
Plaistow South (Worst) 17189/32845

Deprivation in West Ham

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 West Ham. 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
Lansbury (Best) 4958/32845
Canning Town North 5921/32845
Bromley North 6380/32845
Bromley South 6605/32845
Canning Town South 7604/32845
Plaistow North 7945/32845
Plaistow South 8662/32845
Stratford and New Town 8728/32845
Green Street West 9146/32845
West Ham (Worst) 9223/32845

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