Is Earley, Berkshire a nice place to live?

Is Earley a nice place to live or is Earley rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Earley 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 Earley truly a nice place to live, or are Reading, Wokingham and Woodley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Earley?

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 Earley. 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
Reading 273
Lower Caversham 257
Coley 189
Foudry Brook 105
Earley 53
Lower Earley 39
Littlestead Green 32
Play Hatch 15
Carter’s Hill 8
Charvil 5

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Earley. 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 Earley 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 Hawkedon ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hawkedon (Best) 30250/32845
Maiden Erlegh 30142/32845
Sonning 29151/32845
Coronation 28984/32845
Hillside 28460/32845
Loddon 26652/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 25954/32845
South Lake 25699/32845
Park 17723/32845
Church (Worst) 12720/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bracknell is a dump... need i say more?

Your Health in Earley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Reading 0.81% 2.95%
Windsor and Maidenhead 0.75% 2.68%
Wokingham (Earley) 0.61% 2.14%
Bracknell Forest 0.72% 2.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Maiden Erlegh (Best) 31981/32845
Hillside 31900/32845
Sonning 31782/32845
Coronation 31685/32845
Hawkedon 31627/32845
South Lake 30273/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 29862/32845
Loddon 27893/32845
Park 19875/32845
Church (Worst) 12899/32845
Reader Opinion:

Reading - it's the home of some great characters

Deprivation in Earley

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 Earley. 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
Maiden Erlegh (Best) 32031/32845
Hillside 31842/32845
Coronation 31736/32845
Sonning 31205/32845
Hawkedon 30116/32845
South Lake 28426/32845
Loddon 28329/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 24874/32845
Park 19752/32845
Church (Worst) 10924/32845

Average rent in Earley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Earley

If you are thinking of moving to Earley, 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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