Is Slough, Berkshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Slough?

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 Slough. 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
Grand Union Canal 211
Salt Hill 198
Manor Park 154
Stoke Green 112
Farnham Royal 90
Farnham Park 90
Cippenham 46
Stoke Poges 33
Chalvey 32
Britwell 31

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Slough. 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 Slough 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 Cippenham Green ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cippenham Green (Best) 14950/32845
Cippenham Meadows 13348/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 12391/32845
Wexham Lea 11529/32845
Britwell and Northborough 11284/32845
Farnham 10906/32845
Chalvey 8450/32845
Baylis and Stoke 7681/32845
Central 7286/32845
Elliman (Worst) 6954/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Slough

If you are thinking of moving to Slough, 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 Slough 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 (Slough) 0.99% 3.5%
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cippenham Green (Best) 16802/32845
Cippenham Meadows 15195/32845
Central 14470/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 13640/32845
Wexham Lea 12781/32845
Farnham 12390/32845
Baylis and Stoke 11559/32845
Elliman 10657/32845
Chalvey 10506/32845
Britwell and Northborough (Worst) 7846/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidenhead - What an absolute dump

Deprivation in Slough

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 Slough. 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
Cippenham Green (Best) 17192/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 15342/32845
Cippenham Meadows 13746/32845
Farnham 11304/32845
Central 11022/32845
Wexham Lea 10735/32845
Baylis and Stoke 10449/32845
Elliman 9839/32845
Chalvey 9268/32845
Britwell and Northborough (Worst) 7962/32845

Average rent in Slough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Slough

If you are thinking of moving to Slough, 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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