Is Richmond, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Richmond?

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 Richmond. 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
Spring Grove 232
Isleworth 186
Brentford End 145
Brentford 92
Thames 92
St Margarets 86
Kew 80
North Sheen 65
Cole Park 63
Mortlake 48

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Richmond. 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 Richmond 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 South Twickenham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
South Twickenham (Best) 21255/32845
East Sheen 20156/32845
Twickenham Riverside 18239/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 17296/32845
South Richmond 16442/32845
Kew 14301/32845
North Richmond 13716/32845
Isleworth 11466/32845
Brentford 7892/32845
Syon (Worst) 7677/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitton, Twickenham...Where's it all gone?

Your Health in Richmond

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Hounslow 1.11% 3.58%
Kensington and Chelsea 1.18% 3.38%
Richmond upon Thames (Richmond) 0.75% 2.47%
Kingston upon Thames 0.79% 2.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
East Sheen (Best) 32243/32845
Twickenham Riverside 32005/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 31854/32845
Kew 31242/32845
South Twickenham 31175/32845
South Richmond 30565/32845
North Richmond 29490/32845
Brentford 17535/32845
Syon 16698/32845
Isleworth (Worst) 15885/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hounslow is looking pretty rough these days

Deprivation in Richmond

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 Richmond. 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
South Twickenham (Best) 29910/32845
East Sheen 29109/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 28904/32845
Twickenham Riverside 28734/32845
South Richmond 26902/32845
Kew 25450/32845
North Richmond 23373/32845
Syon 12280/32845
Isleworth 11899/32845
Brentford (Worst) 10521/32845

Average rent in Richmond

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Richmond

If you are thinking of moving to Richmond, 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?