Is Marlow, Buckinghamshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Marlow?

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 Marlow. 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
Marlow 22
Little Marlow 21
Thames 18
Marlow Bottom 6
Burroughs Grove 4
Temple 3
Bovingdon Green 2
Bisham 1
Cookham Dean 1
Bigfrith 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Marlow. 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 Marlow 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 Greater Marlow ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Greater Marlow (Best) 29486/32845
Marlow South East 28649/32845
Pinkneys Green 27578/32845
Furze Platt 27083/32845
Marlow North and West 25942/32845
Riverside 25094/32845
Booker and Cressex 24473/32845
Bisham & Cookham 23660/32845
Abbey 18524/32845
Ryemead (Worst) 17830/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidenhead is really the poor relative of Slough

Your Health in Marlow

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wycombe (Marlow) 0.78% 2.71%
Windsor and Maidenhead 0.75% 2.68%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Greater Marlow (Best) 31814/32845
Marlow North and West 29762/32845
Riverside 28613/32845
Marlow South East 28607/32845
Bisham & Cookham 28346/32845
Ryemead 27118/32845
Abbey 27026/32845
Pinkneys Green 26875/32845
Furze Platt 25201/32845
Booker and Cressex (Worst) 20862/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

Deprivation in Marlow

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 Marlow. 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
Greater Marlow (Best) 29263/32845
Marlow North and West 28787/32845
Riverside 28300/32845
Bisham & Cookham 27785/32845
Pinkneys Green 27672/32845
Marlow South East 27396/32845
Furze Platt 25228/32845
Abbey 22334/32845
Ryemead 19490/32845
Booker and Cressex (Worst) 18195/32845

Average rent in Marlow

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Marlow

If you are thinking of moving to Marlow, 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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