Is Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Henley on Thames?

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 Henley on Thames. 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
Henley-on-Thames 32
Remenham 10
Lower Assendon 5
Harpsden Bottom 3
Mays Green 3
Harpsden 2
Remenham Hill 1
Aston 1
Mill End 1
Fawley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Henley on Thames. 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 Henley on Thames 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 Charvil ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Charvil (Best) 31129/32845
Sonning 29151/32845
Thames 28725/32845
Twyford 28213/32845
Peppard 27099/32845
Hurst 26076/32845
Henley-on-Thames 25505/32845
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe 25379/32845
Bisham & Cookham 23660/32845
Sonning Common (Worst) 23086/32845
Reader Opinion:

Marlow, Full of smug yummy-mummies & the stockbrokers who keep them

Your Health in Henley on Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Henley on Thames, 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 Henley on Thames 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%
South Oxfordshire (Henley on Thames) 0.73% 2.62%
Wokingham 0.61% 2.14%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hurst (Best) 32319/32845
Charvil 31841/32845
Sonning 31782/32845
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe 31614/32845
Sonning Common 31557/32845
Twyford 31372/32845
Henley-on-Thames 29830/32845
Bisham & Cookham 28346/32845
Thames 28134/32845
Peppard (Worst) 25010/32845
Reader Opinion:

Totteridge: Where every Tesco comes with a bunch of hoodrats!

Deprivation in Henley on Thames

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 Henley on Thames. 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
Twyford (Best) 32126/32845
Thames 31405/32845
Sonning 31205/32845
Charvil 30043/32845
Sonning Common 29360/32845
Hurst 28372/32845
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe 28066/32845
Bisham & Cookham 27785/32845
Henley-on-Thames 27449/32845
Peppard (Worst) 27441/32845

Average rent in Henley on Thames

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Henley on Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Henley on Thames, 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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