Moving to West Mersea, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to West Mersea, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to West Mersea 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 West Mersea 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 Mersea the land of milk and honey or are Brightlingsea, Colchester and Wivenhoe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in West Mersea

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 West Mersea. 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
Langenhoe 5
Tollesbury 2
Salcott 1
Abberton 0
South Green 0
Peldon 0
Little Wigborough 0
Great Wigborough 0
Stafford’s Corner 0
Abberton Reservoir 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Old Heath and The Hythe (Best) 10748/32845
Brightlingsea 16781/32845
Stanway 18617/32845
Tollesbury 22794/32845
Marks Tey and Layer 23558/32845
Prettygate 24788/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 25578/32845
Tillingham 26023/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 27837/32845
Berechurch (Worst) 8599/32845
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Your Health in West Mersea

If you are thinking of moving to West Mersea, 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 Mersea 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
Tendring 1.78% 5.83% 18.15% 35.82% 38.42%
Colchester (West Mersea) 0.96% 3.29% 12.09% 34.83% 48.83%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67% 13.42% 35.63% 46.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Berechurch (Best) 11546/32845
Old Heath and The Hythe 13991/32845
Brightlingsea 14208/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 18363/32845
Prettygate 18426/32845
Stanway 19080/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 24499/32845
Marks Tey and Layer 24781/32845
Tillingham 25772/32845
Tollesbury (Worst) 29827/32845
Reader Opinion:

Colchester, Oh how this town has changed!

Deprivation in West Mersea

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 Mersea. 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
Berechurch (Best) 10617/32845
Old Heath and The Hythe 13494/32845
Tillingham 15305/32845
Brightlingsea 16623/32845
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 20008/32845
Stanway 20992/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 21819/32845
Marks Tey and Layer 23328/32845
Prettygate 23828/32845
Tollesbury (Worst) 26170/32845

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