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SS

DISTRICT

SS3

SECTOR

SS3 9

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Ageing communities and families

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£80K
AVG
£260K
MED
£240K
MAX
£950K

Scores 62/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 24
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CM

DISTRICT

CM7

SECTOR

CM7 4

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£42K
AVG
£382K
MED
£360K
MAX
£935K

Scores 83/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 15
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (76) and average salary (£26,869) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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IG

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IG7

SECTOR

IG7 4

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Commuters with young families

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£69K
AVG
£329K
MED
£325K
MAX
£750K

Scores 78/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 77
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (1,782) and average salary (£30,500) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM23

SECTOR

CM23 1

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£233K
AVG
£530K
MED
£435K
MAX
£1.2M

Scores 89/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 32
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (253) and average salary (£29,571) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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SS

DISTRICT

SS4

SECTOR

SS4 2

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Renting rural retirement

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£219K
AVG
£377K
MED
£275K
MAX
£730K

Scores 70/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 24
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (148) and average salary (£30,941) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM3

SECTOR

CM3 7

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

White suburban communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£165K
AVG
£380K
MED
£361K
MAX
£675K

Scores 83/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 81
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (1,904) and average salary (£30,781) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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SG

DISTRICT

SG10

SECTOR

SG10 6

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£270K
AVG
£837K
MED
£795K
MAX
£2.6M

Scores 98/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 38
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (363) and average salary (£28,763) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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RM

DISTRICT

RM16

SECTOR

RM16 5

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£250K
AVG
£420K
MED
£355K
MAX
£595K

Scores 82/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 60
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (784) and average salary (£29,504) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM77

SECTOR

CM77 6

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£132K
AVG
£358K
MED
£275K
MAX
£1.1M

Scores 70/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 81
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SG

DISTRICT

SG11

SECTOR

SG11 2

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TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£180K
AVG
£612K
MED
£510K
MAX
£1.5M

Scores 92/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 35
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (304) and average salary (£28,738) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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SG

DISTRICT

SG9

SECTOR

SG9 0

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£165K
AVG
£661K
MED
£572K
MAX
£2.4M

Scores 95/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 34
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (287) and average salary (£32,069) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CO

DISTRICT

CO8

SECTOR

CO8 5

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£148K
AVG
£362K
MED
£340K
MAX
£1.1M

Scores 80/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 30
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (220) and average salary (£28,936) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM2

SECTOR

CM2 5

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£95K
AVG
£295K
MED
£300K
MAX
£650K

Scores 75/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 81
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CM

DISTRICT

CM3

SECTOR

CM3 2

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£126K
AVG
£375K
MED
£350K
MAX
£738K

Scores 82/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 81
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (1,904) and average salary (£30,781) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CO

DISTRICT

CO6

SECTOR

CO6 3

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Detached retirement living

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£132K
AVG
£397K
MED
£340K
MAX
£1.2M

Scores 80/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 31
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (239) and average salary (£29,950) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CO

DISTRICT

CO9

SECTOR

CO9 4

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£134K
AVG
£337K
MED
£290K
MAX
£700K

Scores 73/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 9
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (44) and average salary (£26,717) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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SS

DISTRICT

SS5

SECTOR

SS5 6

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Semi-detached ageing

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£80K
AVG
£312K
MED
£289K
MAX
£1.1M

Scores 73/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 41
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (443) and average salary (£31,817) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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SS

DISTRICT

SS5

SECTOR

SS5 5

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Semi-detached ageing

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£170K
AVG
£355K
MED
£330K
MAX
£825K

Scores 79/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 34
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (289) and average salary (£30,534) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM21

SECTOR

CM21 0

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£130K
AVG
£429K
MED
£385K
MAX
£1.4M

Scores 85/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 38
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (369) and average salary (£28,508) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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CM

DISTRICT

CM3

SECTOR

CM3 1

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£78K
AVG
£425K
MED
£365K
MAX
£1.2M

Scores 83/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 81
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (1,904) and average salary (£30,781) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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We have combed through our database of statistics and found the top 20 areas matching your search for a nice areas and bad areas near Chelmsford, Essex, East of England. Depending upon the filters you set - the number one location displayed should be a good place to live ... or maybe not?

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We have produced many tools to help narrow down that tedious search process when looking for somewhere to live. In order to not add to the hassle everything you find here has been tailored to be as simple to use as possible.

Currently updated for all locations in England, Wales and Scotland we will be updating in due course to include Northern Ireland.

Please follow these steps to use the mapping feature of this site.

  1. 1Begin by entering a location into the location box. If it is hidden, click the 'show location box' button.
  2. 2You can enter any postcode, street name, or town. You can also click the 'locate me' icon to automatically find your current location.
  3. 3Next, select a boundary to search within. This can either be a distance measured in miles or kilometers, or by travel time. The travel time setting allows you to select a mode of travel (car, bus/train, bicycle or walking) and the time taken. We will then create a boundary from the center of your chosen location to search for areas within.
  4. 4Next, click the gear icon (settings icon) in the menu bar to bring out the filtering options. You can use filtering options to reduce the areas found to only those matching your chosen preference.
  5. 5You must turn a filter on for it to be active and then can set the filter using the provided slider. You can easily reset all filters by clicking the 'reset' button at the top.
  6. 6Filters are applied in order so change the priority to apply certain filters before others. The highest switched on filter in the list will be applied first, and the results will be sorted/ordered by the lowest switched on filter. For example, your main priority may be to find relatively lower house prices, and then lowest crime rate within a boundary - so you would move the house price filter higher in the list and place the crime rate filter lower in the list. This will give you all cheaper areas for house prices and then order by lowest crime rate in that set.
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We have used public open data sets for crime, transport, education and combine it with information regarding housing, employment and the census to build our database. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data but try our best to clean and verify. Datasets are updated monthly, aside from the census, which was last conducted in 2011 and is repeated every ten years.

Data is currently updated for all locations in England, Wales and Scotland we will soon integrate Northern Ireland as a separate comparison cluster due to differences in data reporting between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Crime data is based upon actual occurences of the chosen crime type (or combined if overall crime) categorised into sectors of the UK (over 10,000).

House prices are based upon the median advertised house prices in the UK categorised into sectors.

Local jobs are based upon the total number of jobs advertised within a 10 mile catchment of an area and then classes by average salary.

Train stations are based upon national and underground train stations filtered by distance from the center of an area.

Motorway junctions are based upon main motorway network junctions filtered by distance from the center of an area.

Primary school data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the schools against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths' and 'Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing'.

Secondary school data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the schools against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of pupils achieving grades A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs', 'Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C or equivalents including A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs', 'Percentage of pupils achieving any qualifications' and 'Average number of GCSE and equivalents entries per pupil'.

'A-Level' college data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the colleges against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of A level students achieving at least three a levels at grades AAB or better, at least two of which are in facilitating subjects', 'Percentage of students at the end of 16-18 study who entered for at least one AS or A level qualification' and 'Average point score per A level entry'.

'Vocational' college data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the colleges against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of tech level core aims retained', 'Number of tech level aims (total number of qualifications studied by all students)' and 'Academic value added score'.

Public Green Areas data is based upon the number of publically accessible green areas, and the quality of these areas within 3 miles of the center of an area.

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