Is Epsom, Surrey a nice place to live?

Is Epsom a nice place to live or is Epsom rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Epsom 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 Epsom truly a nice place to live, or are Surbiton, Esher and Leatherhead a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Epsom?

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 Epsom. 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
Ewell 79
North Looe 52
Epsom 51
Stoneleigh 24
Ashtead 16
Chessington 2
Cheam 1
Malden Rushett 1
Hook 1
Langley Vale 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Epsom. 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 Epsom 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 Ashtead Common ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ashtead Common (Best) 25626/32845
College 23476/32845
Nonsuch 23171/32845
Woodcote 22179/32845
West Ewell 17896/32845
Stamford 15381/32845
Ewell 12521/32845
Ruxley 11581/32845
Town 11557/32845
Court (Worst) 9284/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoneleigh: residents ought to be stoned!

Your Health in Epsom

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Richmond upon Thames 0.75% 2.47%
Kingston upon Thames 0.79% 2.77%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46%
Epsom and Ewell (Epsom) 0.71% 2.68%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Nonsuch (Best) 32513/32845
Stamford 30349/32845
College 30226/32845
Woodcote 29245/32845
Ewell 27690/32845
West Ewell 27092/32845
Ashtead Common 27026/32845
Town 25052/32845
Ruxley 24684/32845
Court (Worst) 18447/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hinchley Wood (Clarkson was right)

Deprivation in Epsom

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 Epsom. 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
Nonsuch (Best) 31724/32845
College 30646/32845
Ashtead Common 28994/32845
Woodcote 27922/32845
West Ewell 27505/32845
Ewell 27180/32845
Stamford 25862/32845
Town 22645/32845
Ruxley 18901/32845
Court (Worst) 14296/32845

Average rent in Epsom

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Epsom

If you are thinking of moving to Epsom, 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.