Is Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire a nice place to live?

Is Beaconsfield a nice place to live or is Beaconsfield rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Beaconsfield is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Beaconsfield truly a nice place to live, or are Amersham, High Wycombe and Marlow a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Beaconsfield?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Beaconsfield. 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
Loudwater 23
Beaconsfield 18
Holtspur 17
Beacon Hill 15
Knotty Green 11
Butlers Cross 10
Jordans 8
Coleshill 3
Penn Bottom 1
Penn 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Beaconsfield. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Beaconsfield and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Seer Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Seer Green (Best) 32125/32845
Tylers Green and Loudwater 29001/32845
Beaconsfield North 26269/32845
Beaconsfield West 26175/32845
The Wooburns 26092/32845
Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow 24538/32845
Beaconsfield South 21016/32845
Gold Hill 20435/32845
Burnham Lent Rise & Taplow 14810/32845
Farnham & Hedgerley (Worst) 14643/32845
Reader Opinion:

Marlow: breeding ground for Narcissists

Your Health in Beaconsfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Slough 0.99% 3.5%
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52%
South Bucks (Beaconsfield) 0.84% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Seer Green (Best) 32767/32845
Beaconsfield North 31622/32845
Beaconsfield West 31349/32845
Gold Hill 31119/32845
Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow 30493/32845
Farnham & Hedgerley 29768/32845
Tylers Green and Loudwater 29592/32845
Beaconsfield South 29152/32845
The Wooburns 29084/32845
Burnham Lent Rise & Taplow (Worst) 27637/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chesham is a sh*thole, it really, really is.

Deprivation in Beaconsfield

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 Beaconsfield. 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
Seer Green (Best) 32502/32845
Beaconsfield North 31594/32845
Beaconsfield West 30389/32845
Tylers Green and Loudwater 29581/32845
Gold Hill 29143/32845
Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow 28718/32845
Beaconsfield South 27423/32845
The Wooburns 26081/32845
Farnham & Hedgerley 25449/32845
Burnham Lent Rise & Taplow (Worst) 23109/32845

Average rent in Beaconsfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Beaconsfield

If you are thinking of moving to Beaconsfield, 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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