Moving to Westcliff on Sea, Essex? What you need to know

Moving to Westcliff on Sea, Essex - What you need to know
Moving to Westcliff on Sea, Essex - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Westcliff on Sea 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 Westcliff on Sea 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 Westcliff on Sea truly a nice place to live, or are Leigh on Sea, Rochford and Southend on Sea a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Westcliff on Sea

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 Westcliff on Sea. 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
Southend-on-Sea 289
Hadleigh 45
Rayleigh 45
Ashingdon 20
Stonebridge 20
Hockley 16
Mill Hill 4
Ballards Gore 2
Canewdon 2
Great Stambridge 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hockley and Ashingdon (Best) 26852/32845
Hawkwell West 26700/32845
Eastwood Park 25325/32845
Hawkwell East 24728/32845
Blenheim Park 18021/32845
St Laurence 15881/32845
Roche North and Rural 14147/32845
Westborough 13675/32845
Prittlewell 13131/32845
Roche South (Worst) 10862/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southend-on-Sea, a sorry little grief hole on the Essex coast

Your Health in Westcliff on Sea

If you are thinking of moving to Westcliff on Sea, 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 Westcliff on Sea compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Southend-on-Sea 1.26% 4.48%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4%
Rochford (Westcliff on Sea) 0.94% 3.38%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hockley and Ashingdon (Best) 30182/32845
Hawkwell West 30061/32845
Hawkwell East 27334/32845
Roche North and Rural 21656/32845
Eastwood Park 21109/32845
Roche South 20882/32845
Prittlewell 17259/32845
St Laurence 16615/32845
Blenheim Park 15007/32845
Westborough (Worst) 12635/32845
Reader Opinion:

Living in Thurrock, Essex

Deprivation in Westcliff on Sea

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 Westcliff on Sea. 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
Hockley and Ashingdon (Best) 28349/32845
Hawkwell West 28004/32845
Hawkwell East 25082/32845
Eastwood Park 24109/32845
Prittlewell 18276/32845
Blenheim Park 16546/32845
Roche North and Rural 16018/32845
Roche South 15324/32845
St Laurence 14498/32845
Westborough (Worst) 11972/32845

Average rent in Westcliff on Sea

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Westcliff on Sea 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 Westcliff on Sea.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Westcliff on Sea

If you are thinking of moving to Westcliff on Sea, 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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