Unhealthiest areas to live in south east London revealed

Living in the ‘Big Smoke’, Londoners have all in all probability puzzled how wholesome or unhealth the world they live in actually is.

Thanks to an interactive map, put collectively by specialists on the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), we are able to now evaluate areas throughout south east London on plenty of components.

Data on air pollution ranges, well being companies, and the variety of inexperienced areas, pubs and playing retailers had been all compilied to create the findings.

The finish result’s an interactive map, exposing the unhealthiest locations in the area (all ranked under).

How does the map work?

The map tracks a CDRC’s well being index – also referred to as Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH).

It takes into consideration:

  • Retail surroundings (entry to quick meals shops, pubs, off-licences, tobacconists, playing shops)
  • Health companies (entry to GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, dentists, leisure companies)
  • Physical surroundings (Blue Space, Green Space – Active, Green Space – Passive)
  • Air high quality (Nitrogen Dioxide, Particulate Matter 10, Sulphur Dioxide).

Each of those components is tracked and supplies an general AHAH rating for that space.

The decrease the varsity the more healthy the world is, it seems blue on the map.

The increased scores are represented with purple and signifies the city is much less wholesome than its blue counterparts.

Areas are additionally ranked one to 10 – healthiest areas are given a rank of 1 whereas the unhealthiest areas are classed as a ten.

If you need to take a look at your space in extra element you may view the entire map by clicking right here.

Below is the rating of the 5 unhealthiest areas in south east London, adopted by the scores of the opposite main areas, together with the healthiest:

Brockley – 37.2

New Cross ‘achieves’ the very best rating in south east London, coming in with a majority excessive rating of 10 out of 10, the very best and worst ranking attainable.

A big part of Brockley, heading south in the direction of Forest Hill, ranks extraordinarily extremely in air pollution and different components, and is painted purple on the map.

Brockley has an general AHAH rating of 37.2, the very best on this checklist.

New Cross – 36.2

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New Cross additionally ranks extraordinarily extremely in air pollution and different components, giving all of it a rating of 10 out of 10 by the CDRC.

Nearly all areas inside New Cross are rank 9 or 10 on the healthiness index. In reality, the vast majority of Lewisham trending in the direction of Peckham rank at both 9 or 10, a number of the capital’s worst scores.

New Cross has an general AHAH rating of 36.2.

Catford – 34.5

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Catford has a excessive focus of purple indicators (the worst performing decile) and different barely more healthy areas coming in at round 8/9 out of 10. 

This means the world is extraordinarily unhealthy, with a majority excessive rating of 10 out of 10, and is among the worst areas in south east London. 

Catford data an general AHAH rating of 34.5.

Bexleyheath – 34.4

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Bexleyheath additionally makes the highest 5 on the checklist, with hotspots such because the Boradway placing its AHAH rating up to 34.4.

The space is a stable 10 on the index.

Greenwich (centre) – 33.9

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The areas surrounding Greenwich aren’t notably excessive, however the centre, a well-liked vacationer vacation spot housing the Cutty Sark, Royal Greenwich Musuems and Greenwich Market, ranks extraordinarily extremely on the unhealthy scale.

The centre is so excessive it scores the world a majority ranking of 10 out of 10.

The space has an general AHAH rating of 33.9.

6. Woolwich, 33.5 – 10

7. Chilsehurst West, 33.1 – 10

9. Crayford, 33.0 – 10

9. Penge, 32.6 – 9

10. Bexley, 32.5 – 9


Welling, 32.3 – 9

Eltham, 31.2 – 9

Lee, 31.2 – 9

Beckenham, 30.2 – 9

Erith, 28.8 – 9

Thamesmead, 26.4 – 8 

Mottingham, 25.0 – 8 

Downham 24.8 – 8

Sidcup, 24.5 – 7

Bromley, 24.4 – 7

Charlton, 23.3 – 7

New Eltham, 20.8 – 6

Foots Cray, 20.4 – 5

Bromley Common, 15.5 

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