Is Finchley, London a nice place to live?

Is Finchley a nice place to live or is Finchley rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Finchley 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 Finchley truly a nice place to live, or are Hendon, Hornsey and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Finchley?

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 Finchley. 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
Cranley Gardens 4
Fortis Green 3
Hampstead Garden Suburb 2
Church End 1
Hendon 1
Finchley 1
Friern Barnet 1
Brunswick Park 1
Colney Hatch 1
Holders Hill 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Finchley. 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 Finchley 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 Totteridge ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Totteridge (Best) 23128/32845
Finchley Church End 20044/32845
East Finchley 17788/32845
West Finchley 17748/32845
Garden Suburb 17035/32845
Fortis Green 15900/32845
Hendon 15705/32845
Golders Green 14594/32845
Woodhouse 13304/32845
Coppetts (Worst) 11385/32845
Reader Opinion:

Burnt Oak: The open-air asylum of North West London

Your Health in Finchley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Barnet (Finchley) 1.14% 3.42%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18%
Camden 1.44% 4.16%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Garden Suburb (Best) 32009/32845
Finchley Church End 31914/32845
Totteridge 30582/32845
Hendon 29125/32845
West Finchley 28970/32845
Woodhouse 28097/32845
East Finchley 26961/32845
Coppetts 26141/32845
Fortis Green 25047/32845
Golders Green (Worst) 24268/32845
Reader Opinion:

West Hendon - A greyer shade of grey

Deprivation in Finchley

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 Finchley. 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
Garden Suburb (Best) 26067/32845
Totteridge 25432/32845
Finchley Church End 24272/32845
West Finchley 22541/32845
Fortis Green 21957/32845
East Finchley 20242/32845
Woodhouse 18891/32845
Hendon 18442/32845
Coppetts 17763/32845
Golders Green (Worst) 15857/32845

Average rent in Finchley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Finchley

If you are thinking of moving to Finchley, 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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