Moving to Wickford, Essex? What you need to know

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Moving to Wickford, Essex - What you need to know
Moving to Wickford, Essex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wickford 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 Wickford 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 Wickford the land of milk and honey or are Basildon, Pitsea and Rayleigh a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wickford

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 Wickford. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Nevendon 31
Runwell 26
Shotgate 19
Battlesbridge 13
Downham 10
Crouch 7
Rawreth Shot 4
Rawreth 1
Brock Hill 1
Coalhill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Downhall and Rawreth (Best) 26990/32845
St George's 24037/32845
Wickford North 20258/32845
Wickford Park 18063/32845
Wickford Castledon 14702/32845
Rettendon and Runwell 12251/32845
Crouch 11317/32845
Fryerns 7830/32845
Pitsea North West 5091/32845
Pitsea South East (Worst) 1893/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Wickford

If you are thinking of moving to Wickford, 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 Wickford 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
Basildon (Wickford) 1.32% 4.21% 13.26% 34.95% 46.25%
Castle Point 1.26% 4.4% 14.73% 36.12% 43.49%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%
Brentwood 0.88% 3.13% 11.64% 33.34% 51.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Downhall and Rawreth (Best) 28275/32845
Rettendon and Runwell 27061/32845
St George's 25169/32845
Wickford Park 23740/32845
Wickford Castledon 22060/32845
Crouch 21794/32845
Wickford North 20996/32845
Fryerns 12108/32845
Pitsea North West 9364/32845
Pitsea South East (Worst) 8360/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Deprivation in Wickford

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 Wickford. 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
Downhall and Rawreth (Best) 25559/32845
St George's 24789/32845
Wickford Park 21617/32845
Wickford Castledon 21115/32845
Wickford North 21042/32845
Rettendon and Runwell 18068/32845
Crouch 15689/32845
Fryerns 7972/32845
Pitsea North West 6099/32845
Pitsea South East (Worst) 5976/32845

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