Moving to Wivenhoe, Essex? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wivenhoe 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 Wivenhoe 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 Wivenhoe truly a nice place to live, or are Brightlingsea, Colchester and Romford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wivenhoe

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 Wivenhoe. 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
Parson’s Heath 144
Greenstead 135
Crockleford Hill 59
Keelars Tye 10
Crockleford Heath 8
Frating 5
Rowhedge 3
Fingringhoe 3
Alresford 1
South Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wivenhoe (Best) 26510/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 25578/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 24674/32845
Highwoods 21802/32845
St Anne's and St John's 18739/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 16738/32845
New Town and Christ Church 11623/32845
Old Heath and The Hythe 10748/32845
Berechurch 8599/32845
Greenstead (Worst) 8582/32845
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Your Health in Wivenhoe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Tendring 1.78% 5.83%
Colchester (Wivenhoe) 0.96% 3.29%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
Maldon 1.08% 3.67%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wivenhoe (Best) 25471/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 18363/32845
New Town and Christ Church 17375/32845
Highwoods 15004/32845
Old Heath and The Hythe 13991/32845
St Anne's and St John's 13332/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 11850/32845
Berechurch 11546/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 10626/32845
Greenstead (Worst) 10614/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Wivenhoe

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 Wivenhoe. 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
Wivenhoe (Best) 26637/32845
Mersea and Pyefleet 21819/32845
Highwoods 19433/32845
Alresford & Elmstead 17637/32845
New Town and Christ Church 17477/32845
St Anne's and St John's 17400/32845
The Bentleys & Frating 14448/32845
Old Heath and The Hythe 13494/32845
Berechurch 10617/32845
Greenstead (Worst) 8999/32845

Average rent in Wivenhoe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wivenhoe

If you are thinking of moving to Wivenhoe, 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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