Is Staines upon Thames, Surrey a nice place to live?

Is Staines upon Thames a nice place to live or is Staines upon Thames rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Staines upon Thames 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 Staines upon Thames truly a nice place to live, or are Ashford, Egham and Kingston upon Thames a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Staines upon Thames?

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 Staines upon Thames. 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
Staines 63
Egham 53
Ashford 35
Knowle Green 33
Laleham 22
Longford 19
Thames 17
Colne 13
Horton 6
Colne Brook 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Staines upon Thames. 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 Staines upon Thames 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 Riverside and Laleham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 23504/32845
Englefield Green East 19737/32845
Thorpe 19527/32845
Egham Hythe 19483/32845
Egham Town 18544/32845
Staines South 18093/32845
Ashford Town 14982/32845
Staines 12993/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 9809/32845
Stanwell North (Worst) 5842/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Staines upon Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Staines upon Thames, 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 Staines upon Thames 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%
Slough 0.99% 3.5%
Spelthorne (Staines upon Thames) 0.87% 3.23%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Englefield Green East (Best) 30022/32845
Riverside and Laleham 28427/32845
Thorpe 27772/32845
Ashford Town 25186/32845
Staines 24872/32845
Egham Town 24790/32845
Egham Hythe 21816/32845
Staines South 21510/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 20591/32845
Stanwell North (Worst) 16431/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Staines upon Thames

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 Staines upon Thames. 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
Englefield Green East (Best) 27813/32845
Riverside and Laleham 26626/32845
Ashford Town 25283/32845
Egham Town 23400/32845
Thorpe 23394/32845
Egham Hythe 19844/32845
Staines 19052/32845
Staines South 17263/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 14966/32845
Stanwell North (Worst) 10417/32845

Average rent in Staines upon Thames

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Staines upon Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Staines upon Thames, 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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