Is Chorleywood, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Chorleywood a nice place to live or is Chorleywood rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Chorleywood 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 Chorleywood truly a nice place to live, or are Amersham, Rickmansworth and Watford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Chorleywood?

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 Chorleywood. 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
Moneyhill 22
Little Chalfont 18
Loudwater 13
Latimer 6
Heronsgate 6
Chorleywood 5
Chorleywood West 5
Chorleywood Bottom 4
Chenies 2
Belsize 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chorleywood. 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 Chorleywood 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 Amersham Common ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Amersham Common (Best) 28373/32845
Chalfont St Giles 28019/32845
Chalfont Common 26605/32845
Chorleywood North & Sarratt 25737/32845
Little Chalfont 24828/32845
Central 22518/32845
Rickmansworth Town 21875/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 21406/32845
Penn & Mill End 20700/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill (Worst) 20430/32845
Reader Opinion:

South Oxhey, I am scared to go and get a take away

Your Health in Chorleywood

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71%
Watford 0.89% 3.25%
Three Rivers (Chorleywood) 0.84% 3.06%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chalfont St Giles (Best) 32182/32845
Chorleywood North & Sarratt 31710/32845
Little Chalfont 31656/32845
Amersham Common 31603/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29890/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 29267/32845
Chalfont Common 28717/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill 28426/32845
Central 28084/32845
Penn & Mill End (Worst) 27175/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bushey, Watford and the entire WD Postcode - The 'loins' of Chavdom

Deprivation in Chorleywood

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 Chorleywood. 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
Chalfont St Giles (Best) 31516/32845
Chorleywood North & Sarratt 31114/32845
Amersham Common 30573/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29704/32845
Chalfont Common 29550/32845
Little Chalfont 28639/32845
Central 28584/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 26817/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill 26066/32845
Penn & Mill End (Worst) 24455/32845

Average rent in Chorleywood

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chorleywood

If you are thinking of moving to Chorleywood, 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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