Moving to Acton, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Acton, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Acton in London? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Acton is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Acton the land of milk and honey or are Barnes, Brentford and Ealing a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Acton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Acton. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Shepherd’s Bush 207
Hammersmith 183
College Park 165
Lower Place 160
Stonebridge 160
Bedford Park 120
Acton 115
Park Royal 113
Acton Green 105
Chiswick 64

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Acton. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Acton. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
South Acton (Best) 10264/32845
Askew 10921/32845
Acton Central 11553/32845
East Acton 12069/32845
Turnham Green 15457/32845
Southfield 16206/32845
Chiswick Homefields 16335/32845
Chiswick Riverside 9377/32845
Ealing Common 9397/32845
Wormholt and White City (Worst) 9451/32845

Your Health in Acton

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Brent 1.38% 3.96% 11.8% 34.76% 48.1%
Ealing (Acton) 1.22% 3.79% 11.35% 34.48% 49.16%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58% 9.42% 29.25% 56.46%
Kensington and Chelsea 1.18% 3.38% 9.12% 28.48% 57.84%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wormholt and White City (Best) 12121/32845
Askew 14878/32845
South Acton 15080/32845
Acton Central 17521/32845
East Acton 20748/32845
Ealing Common 21164/32845
Chiswick Riverside 22769/32845
Chiswick Homefields 24868/32845
Southfield 25721/32845
Turnham Green (Worst) 26366/32845

Deprivation in Acton

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 Acton. 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 Acton (Best) 10049/32845
East Acton 11210/32845
Askew 11824/32845
Acton Central 12924/32845
Ealing Common 14540/32845
Chiswick Riverside 19893/32845
Turnham Green 20671/32845
Southfield 21937/32845
Chiswick Homefields 22521/32845
Wormholt and White City (Worst) 7095/32845

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