Is Uxbridge, London a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Uxbridge?

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 Uxbridge. 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
Colham Green 102
New Denham 73
Ickenham 38
Ruislip Gardens 29
Ruislip 28
Love Green 10
Iver 10
Colne 10
Iver Heath 7
Langley Corner 4

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Uxbridge. 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 Uxbridge 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 Ickenham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ickenham (Best) 24082/32845
Hillingdon East 15429/32845
Iver Village & Richings Park 13790/32845
Charville 13557/32845
Uxbridge South 13304/32845
Iver Heath 13252/32845
Uxbridge North 12858/32845
Brunel 10448/32845
West Drayton 5882/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe- a place once famed for its furniture making and heritage, now famed for being a s**thole

Your Health in Uxbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Uxbridge, 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 Uxbridge 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%
Hillingdon (Uxbridge) 1.01% 3.43%
Harrow 1.1% 3.47%
Slough 0.99% 3.5%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Iver Heath (Best) 28997/32845
Ickenham 28615/32845
Iver Village & Richings Park 26366/32845
Uxbridge North 23389/32845
Charville 22693/32845
Hillingdon East 21112/32845
Uxbridge South 17736/32845
Brunel 16897/32845
West Drayton 15318/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

Deprivation in Uxbridge

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 Uxbridge. 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
Ickenham (Best) 28323/32845
Iver Heath 22859/32845
Iver Village & Richings Park 20795/32845
Uxbridge North 20663/32845
Hillingdon East 19703/32845
Charville 17182/32845
Uxbridge South 15664/32845
Brunel 14868/32845
West Drayton 10468/32845

Average rent in Uxbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Uxbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Uxbridge, 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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