More betting shops per capita in Southend than anywhere else in Essex

There is some interesting information on gambling in The Guardian (Gambling map of England). I have extracted some data for Essex. This shows that my borough of Southend-on-Sea is the most saturated in terms of betting shops.

authority Number of people per betting shop licence (people over 15
years of age)
Ranking all local authorities on a scale of deprivation (where 1 is most deprived and 4 is least deprived) this borough is
in band
Southend-on-Sea 3758 2
Harlow 5492 2
Brentwood 5555 4
Epping Forest 5739 3
Basildon 6157 3
Castle Point 6167 3
Thurrock 6605 3
Braintree 7059 4
Rochford 7689 4
Colchester 7961 3
Tendring 8364 2
Chelmsford 9943 4
Uttlesford 12920 4
Maldon 17200 4

I feel somewhat justified in my campaigning on gambling. I have never been one for banning, but I do worry about the spread of betting shops, especially as I represent a ward with two high streets.

The deprivation ranking is also noteworthy.

One Response to More betting shops per capita in Southend than anywhere else in Essex

  1. Pingback: Betting shops for tourists? | Julian's musings

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