Is Westerham, Kent a nice place to live?

Is Westerham a nice place to live or is Westerham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Westerham 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 Westerham truly a nice place to live, or are Edenbridge, Orpington and Sevenoaks a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Westerham?

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 Westerham. 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
Pains Hill 17
Hosey Hill 5
Moorhouse Bank 2
Goodley Stock 0
The Chart 0
South Street 0
Toys Hill 0
Ide Hill 0
Hanging Bank 0
Pootings 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Westerham. 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 Westerham 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 Dunton Green and Riverhead ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Dunton Green and Riverhead (Best) 17809/32845
Oxted North and Tandridge 17174/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 17162/32845
Edenbridge North and East 17037/32845
Tatsfield and Titsey 14618/32845
Limpsfield 13404/32845
Westerham and Crockham Hill 11682/32845
Oxted South 10866/32845
Sevenoaks Northern 9891/32845
Edenbridge South and West (Worst) 9668/32845
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Your Health in Westerham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Croydon 1.09% 3.5%
Reigate and Banstead 0.85% 2.79%
Sevenoaks (Westerham) 0.87% 3.11%
Tandridge 0.86% 2.9%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dunton Green and Riverhead (Best) 31251/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 30705/32845
Tatsfield and Titsey 30578/32845
Limpsfield 30256/32845
Westerham and Crockham Hill 28878/32845
Edenbridge South and West 26481/32845
Sevenoaks Northern 26391/32845
Oxted North and Tandridge 25819/32845
Edenbridge North and East 24330/32845
Oxted South (Worst) 23547/32845
Reader Opinion:

Orpington has been growing in recent years to be one of the most chavy areas imaginable.

Deprivation in Westerham

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 Westerham. 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
Dunton Green and Riverhead (Best) 28693/32845
Oxted North and Tandridge 27034/32845
Limpsfield 25993/32845
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge 24683/32845
Sevenoaks Northern 23260/32845
Westerham and Crockham Hill 22204/32845
Tatsfield and Titsey 22003/32845
Oxted South 21564/32845
Edenbridge North and East 20726/32845
Edenbridge South and West (Worst) 16114/32845

Average rent in Westerham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Westerham

If you are thinking of moving to Westerham, 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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