Moving to Witham, Essex? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Witham 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 Witham 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 Witham the land of milk and honey or are Clackwell, Prettlewell and Stanfield le Hope a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Witham

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 Witham. 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
Chipping Hill 68
Little Braxted 22
Silver End 13
Blackwater 8
Beacon Hill 2
Highfields 2
Great Braxted 2
Great Totham 1
Terling 0
Faulkbourne 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Totham (Best) 29978/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 25195/32845
Kelvedon & Feering 24877/32845
Hatfield Peverel & Terling 24373/32845
Tiptree 18679/32845
Witham South 15964/32845
Silver End & Cressing 13891/32845
Witham West 13845/32845
Witham Central 13801/32845
Witham North (Worst) 11859/32845
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Your Health in Witham

If you are thinking of moving to Witham, 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 Witham 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
Colchester 0.96% 3.29% 12.09% 34.83% 48.83%
Braintree (Witham) 0.93% 3.43% 12.44% 35.69% 47.51%
Chelmsford 0.81% 2.84% 11.44% 34.72% 50.19%
Rochford 0.94% 3.38% 13.01% 34.92% 47.76%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Totham (Best) 29118/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 27302/32845
Kelvedon & Feering 24201/32845
Hatfield Peverel & Terling 23045/32845
Tiptree 22583/32845
Silver End & Cressing 21091/32845
Witham South 19970/32845
Witham West 17528/32845
Witham Central 16656/32845
Witham North (Worst) 15919/32845

Deprivation in Witham

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 Witham. 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
Great Totham (Best) 26311/32845
Kelvedon & Feering 25954/32845
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 25245/32845
Tiptree 23042/32845
Hatfield Peverel & Terling 23022/32845
Witham South 20945/32845
Witham Central 18536/32845
Silver End & Cressing 17189/32845
Witham West 16212/32845
Witham North (Worst) 15570/32845

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