Is Leatherhead, Surrey a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Leatherhead?

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 Leatherhead. 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
Lower Ashtead 29
Leatherhead 26
Fetcham 21
Great Bookham 21
Leatherhead Common 19
Ashtead 16
Pachesham Park 10
Mole 5
Tyrell’s Wood 2
Malden Rushett 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Leatherhead. 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 Leatherhead 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 Fetcham East ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Fetcham East (Best) 28466/32845
Fetcham West 28099/32845
Ashtead Village 26928/32845
Ashtead Park 26423/32845
Ashtead Common 25626/32845
Leatherhead North 24327/32845
Bookham South 22834/32845
Leatherhead South 22318/32845
Bookham North 21444/32845
Stamford (Worst) 15381/32845
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Your Health in Leatherhead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46%
Spelthorne 0.87% 3.23%
Mole Valley (Leatherhead) 0.71% 2.85%
Epsom and Ewell 0.71% 2.68%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fetcham West (Best) 32010/32845
Stamford 30349/32845
Ashtead Park 29529/32845
Ashtead Village 27634/32845
Leatherhead South 27183/32845
Ashtead Common 27026/32845
Fetcham East 26693/32845
Bookham South 26330/32845
Bookham North 26314/32845
Leatherhead North (Worst) 19336/32845
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Deprivation in Leatherhead

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 Leatherhead. 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
Fetcham West (Best) 32038/32845
Ashtead Village 31031/32845
Ashtead Park 30812/32845
Fetcham East 29613/32845
Ashtead Common 28994/32845
Bookham South 27209/32845
Leatherhead South 27120/32845
Bookham North 26232/32845
Stamford 25862/32845
Leatherhead North (Worst) 19648/32845

Average rent in Leatherhead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Leatherhead

If you are thinking of moving to Leatherhead, 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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