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

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

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

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Temple Hill 149
Stone 120
South Stifford 86
South Ockendon 80
Lakeside 75
Knockhall 68
Grays 66
North Stifford 59
Greenhithe 46
Aveley 24

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
Chafford and North Stifford (Best) 23516/32845
South Chafford 22254/32845
Grays Thurrock 14762/32845
Stone Castle 9730/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 9150/32845
Grays Riverside 8573/32845
Aveley and Uplands 6071/32845
Belhus 5913/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 5462/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bexley 1.09% 3.74%
Thurrock (West Thurrock) 1.03% 3.73%
Gravesham 1.1% 4.03%
Dartford 1.03% 3.4%

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
South Chafford (Best) 27140/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25508/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 23045/32845
Grays Riverside 19120/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 18880/32845
Grays Thurrock 17886/32845
Aveley and Uplands 16977/32845
Stone Castle 16547/32845
Belhus 13879/32845
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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
South Chafford (Best) 27515/32845
Chafford and North Stifford 25246/32845
Greenhithe & Knockhall 18965/32845
Grays Thurrock 15409/32845
Stone Castle 14606/32845
Grays Riverside 13618/32845
West Thurrock and South Stifford 11894/32845
Aveley and Uplands 10722/32845
Belhus 8059/32845

Average rent in West Thurrock

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for West Thurrock 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 West Thurrock.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in West Thurrock

If you are thinking of moving to West Thurrock, 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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