Is Mitcham, London a nice place to live?

Is Mitcham a nice place to live or is Mitcham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Mitcham 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 Mitcham truly a nice place to live, or are Barnes, Croydon and Wimbledon a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Mitcham?

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 Mitcham. 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
Tooting Graveney 242
Collier’s Wood 232
Streatham Park 203
Furzedown 190
Streatham Vale 184
Streatham 171
South Wimbledon 139
Mitcham 130
Beddington Corner 106
Morden 99

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Mitcham. 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 Mitcham 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 Abbey ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Abbey (Best) 19970/32845
Lavender Fields 15986/32845
Colliers Wood 13975/32845
Graveney 13867/32845
Cricket Green 13724/32845
Pollards Hill 11874/32845
Longthornton 11688/32845
Wandle Valley 11452/32845
Ravensbury 11323/32845
Figge's Marsh (Worst) 6730/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Your Health in Mitcham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Lambeth 1.17% 3.54%
Wandsworth 0.92% 2.85%
Merton (Mitcham) 0.88% 2.97%
Sutton 0.9% 3.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Graveney (Best) 24355/32845
Abbey 23478/32845
Pollards Hill 22125/32845
Longthornton 21269/32845
Colliers Wood 20087/32845
Lavender Fields 19820/32845
Ravensbury 17951/32845
Figge's Marsh 17686/32845
Wandle Valley 17342/32845
Cricket Green (Worst) 13100/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mitcham, 85% of businesses are fast food joints, kebab & fried chicken shops

Deprivation in Mitcham

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 Mitcham. 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
Abbey (Best) 23493/32845
Graveney 20072/32845
Colliers Wood 18518/32845
Longthornton 17227/32845
Lavender Fields 15220/32845
Pollards Hill 13399/32845
Ravensbury 11915/32845
Wandle Valley 11654/32845
Figge's Marsh 10918/32845
Cricket Green (Worst) 10080/32845

Average rent in Mitcham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Mitcham

If you are thinking of moving to Mitcham, 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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