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

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

So you are thinking of moving to West Thurrock 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 Thurrock 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 Thurrock the land of milk and honey or are Chafford Hundred, Grays and Swanscombe and Greenhithe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in West Thurrock

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around West Thurrock. 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
Temple Hill 218
Stone 126
Knockhall 87
South Ockendon 86
Grays 76
Greenhithe 54
South Stifford 49
Aveley 49
North Stifford 43
Lakeside 42

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

Ward Average rank in England
Grays Thurrock (Best) 14762/32845
South Chafford 22254/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 23516/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 5462/32845
Belhus 5913/32845
Aveley and Uplands 6071/32845
Grays Riverside 8573/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 9150/32845
Stone Castle 9730/32845
Reader Opinion:

Canvey Island, a great place to take your kids... if you hate them

Your Health in West Thurrock

If you are thinking of moving to West Thurrock, 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 Thurrock 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
Bexley 1.09% 3.74% 12.51% 34.68% 47.98%
Thurrock (West Thurrock) 1.03% 3.73% 12.29% 34.74% 48.2%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03% 13.4% 34.97% 46.5%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4% 12.16% 34.86% 48.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Belhus (Best) 13879/32845
Stone Castle 16547/32845
Aveley and Uplands 16977/32845
Grays Thurrock 17886/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 18880/32845
Grays Riverside 19120/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 23045/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25508/32845
South Chafford 27140/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tilbury, a God-forsaken town of disgruntled, rancorous d*ckheads

Deprivation in West Thurrock

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 Thurrock. 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
Aveley and Uplands (Best) 10722/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 11894/32845
Grays Riverside 13618/32845
Stone Castle 14606/32845
Grays Thurrock 15409/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 18965/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25246/32845
South Chafford 27515/32845
Belhus 8059/32845

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