Is Maidenhead, Berkshire a nice place to live?

Is Maidenhead a nice place to live or is Maidenhead rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead truly a nice place to live, or are Eton, Slough and Marlow a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Maidenhead?

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 Maidenhead. 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
North Town 107
Fishery 86
Maidenhead 75
Boyn Hill 54
Furze Platt 41
Tittle Row 34
Cookham Rise 22
Taplow 17
Dorney Reach 13
Maidenhead Court 5

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Maidenhead. 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 Maidenhead 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 Pinkneys Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Pinkneys Green (Best) 27578/32845
Furze Platt 27083/32845
Cox Green 26786/32845
Boyn Hill 25394/32845
Riverside 25094/32845
Bisham & Cookham 23660/32845
Belmont 23203/32845
St Mary's 19354/32845
Oldfield 19242/32845
Burnham Church & Beeches (Worst) 12092/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

Your Health in Maidenhead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Slough 0.99% 3.5%
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71%
Windsor and Maidenhead (Maidenhead) 0.75% 2.68%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Riverside (Best) 28613/32845
Bisham & Cookham 28346/32845
Boyn Hill 28024/32845
Cox Green 26970/32845
Pinkneys Green 26875/32845
Burnham Church & Beeches 26786/32845
Belmont 26735/32845
Furze Platt 25201/32845
Oldfield 24026/32845
St Mary's (Worst) 23376/32845
Reader Opinion:

Slough: The Toilet of Berkshire

Deprivation in Maidenhead

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 Maidenhead. 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
Cox Green (Best) 28724/32845
Boyn Hill 28588/32845
Riverside 28300/32845
Bisham & Cookham 27785/32845
Pinkneys Green 27672/32845
Belmont 27561/32845
Furze Platt 25228/32845
St Mary's 23374/32845
Burnham Church & Beeches 21728/32845
Oldfield (Worst) 21489/32845

Average rent in Maidenhead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Maidenhead

If you are thinking of moving to Maidenhead, 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.

How grim is your Postcode?