Moving to Amersham, Buckinghamshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Amersham, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Amersham in Buckinghamshire? 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 Amersham 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 Amersham the land of milk and honey or are Beaconsfield, Chesham and Chorleywood a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Amersham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Amersham. 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
Chessmount 56
Amersham 26
Amersham on the Hill 26
Chesham Bois 24
Lower Bois 20
Waterside 20
Amersham Common 17
Amersham Old Town 6
Mantles Green 6
Misbourne 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Vale (Best) 15345/32845
St Mary's and Waterside 19026/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill 20430/32845
Asheridge Vale and Lowndes 22318/32845
Hilltop and Townsend 24785/32845
Little Chalfont 24828/32845
Beaconsfield North 26269/32845
Amersham Common 28373/32845
Amersham Town 28624/32845
Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill (Worst) 28930/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mill End: inches from the cancerous smog of junction 17 on the M25

Your Health in Amersham

If you are thinking of moving to Amersham, 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 Amersham 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
Aylesbury Vale 0.78% 2.68% 10.95% 34.19% 51.4%
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71% 10.75% 34.21% 51.55%
Chiltern (Amersham) 0.7% 2.52% 10.18% 32.78% 53.81%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93% 10.51% 33.3% 52.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Mary's and Waterside (Best) 26025/32845
Asheridge Vale and Lowndes 27854/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill 28426/32845
Vale 30836/32845
Hilltop and Townsend 31421/32845
Amersham Town 31518/32845
Amersham Common 31603/32845
Beaconsfield North 31622/32845
Little Chalfont 31656/32845
Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill (Worst) 32702/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chesham is a sh*thole, it really, really is.

Deprivation in Amersham

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 Amersham. 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
St Mary's and Waterside (Best) 19125/32845
Vale 19738/32845
Asheridge Vale and Lowndes 23071/32845
Amersham-on-the-Hill 26066/32845
Amersham Town 28254/32845
Little Chalfont 28639/32845
Hilltop and Townsend 29352/32845
Amersham Common 30573/32845
Beaconsfield North 31594/32845
Chesham Bois and Weedon Hill (Worst) 32569/32845

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