Is Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Rickmansworth a nice place to live or is Rickmansworth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth truly a nice place to live, or are Bushey, Chorleywood and Watford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Rickmansworth?

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 Rickmansworth. 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
Holywell 52
Croxley Green 27
Batchworth 22
Moneyhill 22
Colne 21
Loudwater 13
Moor Park 8
Batchworth Heath 4
Chorleywood Bottom 4
Chandler’s Cross 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rickmansworth. 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 Rickmansworth 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 Moor Park & Eastbury ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Moor Park & Eastbury (Best) 27381/32845
Chalfont Common 26605/32845
Dickinsons 25404/32845
Durrants 25390/32845
Rickmansworth Town 21875/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 21406/32845
Penn & Mill End 20700/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 18054/32845
Holywell 14587/32845
Vicarage (Worst) 13124/32845
Reader Opinion:

Watford - Every day is the day of the living dead

Your Health in Rickmansworth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Hillingdon 1.01% 3.43%
Harrow 1.1% 3.47%
Watford 0.89% 3.25%
Three Rivers (Rickmansworth) 0.84% 3.06%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Moor Park & Eastbury (Best) 32007/32845
Dickinsons 30207/32845
Durrants 30020/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29890/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 29267/32845
Chalfont Common 28717/32845
Penn & Mill End 27175/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 24993/32845
Vicarage 20721/32845
Holywell (Worst) 13362/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kings Langley: A Hertfordshire village of very little

Deprivation in Rickmansworth

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 Rickmansworth. 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
Moor Park & Eastbury (Best) 31878/32845
Dickinsons 30964/32845
Durrants 30846/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29704/32845
Chalfont Common 29550/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 26817/32845
Penn & Mill End 24455/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 18927/32845
Vicarage 17879/32845
Holywell (Worst) 12776/32845

Average rent in Rickmansworth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rickmansworth

If you are thinking of moving to Rickmansworth, 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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