Is Godalming, Surrey a nice place to live?

Is Godalming a nice place to live or is Godalming rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Godalming 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 Godalming truly a nice place to live, or are Beltchingley, Gratton and Guildford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Godalming?

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 Godalming. 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
Farncombe 24
Binscombe 22
Frith Hill 20
Crownpits 17
Catteshall 16
Peasmarsh 9
Aaron’s Hill 7
Upper Eashing 7
Busbridge 4
Holloway Hill 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Godalming. 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 Godalming 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 Godalming Charterhouse ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Godalming Charterhouse (Best) 31244/32845
Shalford 29247/32845
Godalming Holloway 28311/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 27300/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 26027/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 21974/32845
Godalming Binscombe 21856/32845
Witley and Hambledon 21489/32845
Milford 20998/32845
Godalming Central and Ockford (Worst) 19699/32845
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Your Health in Godalming

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Guildford 0.67% 2.48%
Waverley (Godalming) 0.72% 2.53%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8%
Surrey Heath 0.74% 2.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Godalming Holloway (Best) 32068/32845
Witley and Hambledon 28776/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 28555/32845
Shalford 27559/32845
Godalming Charterhouse 27466/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 25794/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 25387/32845
Milford 25207/32845
Godalming Central and Ockford 21842/32845
Godalming Binscombe (Worst) 18166/32845
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Deprivation in Godalming

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 Godalming. 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
Godalming Holloway (Best) 31858/32845
Godalming Charterhouse 30306/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 29536/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 28248/32845
Milford 27069/32845
Witley and Hambledon 26828/32845
Shalford 26692/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 25826/32845
Godalming Central and Ockford 19756/32845
Godalming Binscombe (Worst) 19372/32845

Average rent in Godalming

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Godalming

If you are thinking of moving to Godalming, 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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