Is Twickenham, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Twickenham?

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 Twickenham. 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
St Margarets 3
Twickenham 3
Cole Park 3
Spring Grove 2
Isleworth 2
Strawberry Hill 0
Ham 0
Teddington 0
Hampton Hill 0
Brentford End 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Twickenham. 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 Twickenham 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 Fulwell and Hampton Hill ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Fulwell and Hampton Hill (Best) 22172/32845
South Twickenham 21255/32845
Twickenham Riverside 18239/32845
Hounslow South 17515/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 17296/32845
Whitton 16884/32845
South Richmond 16442/32845
West Twickenham 15519/32845
Heathfield 14398/32845
Isleworth (Worst) 11466/32845
Reader Opinion:

Twickenham conjures up idyllic walks by the thames, that is bollocks!

Your Health in Twickenham

If you are thinking of moving to Twickenham, 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 Twickenham 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%
Richmond upon Thames (Twickenham) 0.75% 2.47%
Kingston upon Thames 0.79% 2.77%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Twickenham Riverside (Best) 32005/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 31854/32845
South Twickenham 31175/32845
South Richmond 30565/32845
West Twickenham 28894/32845
Fulwell and Hampton Hill 28858/32845
Whitton 28422/32845
Heathfield 25803/32845
Hounslow South 23584/32845
Isleworth (Worst) 15885/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hounslow is looking pretty rough these days

Deprivation in Twickenham

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 Twickenham. 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
St Margarets and North Twickenham 28904/32845
Twickenham Riverside 28734/32845
Fulwell and Hampton Hill 27927/32845
South Richmond 26902/32845
West Twickenham 24759/32845
Whitton 24682/32845
Hounslow South 21255/32845
Heathfield 18737/32845
Isleworth (Worst) 11899/32845

Average rent in Twickenham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Twickenham

If you are thinking of moving to Twickenham, 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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