Moving to Ascot, Berkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ascot, Berkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Ascot, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ascot a nice place to live?'' 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 Ascot 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 Ascot truly a nice place to live, or are Bracknell, Windsor and Egham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ascot

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ascot. 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
Chavey Down 40
Tittenhurst 15
Blacknest 14
Brookside 14
Cheapside 9
Broomhall 8
Shrubs Hill 8
Ascot 7
South Ascot 5
Cranbourne 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Winkfield and Cranbourne (Best) 32172/32845
Warfield Harvest Ride 32031/32845
Ascot 29884/32845
Sunningdale & Cheapside 29307/32845
Crown Wood 27044/32845
Ascot & Sunninghill 26105/32845
Bullbrook 25590/32845
Harmans Water 24469/32845
Old Bracknell 19242/32845
Wildridings and Central (Worst) 16190/32845
Reader Opinion:

Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

Your Health in Ascot

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Slough 0.99% 3.5%
Windsor and Maidenhead (Ascot) 0.75% 2.68%
Bracknell Forest 0.72% 2.53%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Warfield Harvest Ride (Best) 32039/32845
Winkfield and Cranbourne 31302/32845
Sunningdale & Cheapside 30973/32845
Ascot & Sunninghill 30594/32845
Ascot 30422/32845
Harmans Water 24731/32845
Crown Wood 22820/32845
Bullbrook 20456/32845
Wildridings and Central 20356/32845
Old Bracknell (Worst) 19871/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bracknell is a dump... need i say more?

Deprivation in Ascot

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 Ascot. 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
Sunningdale & Cheapside (Best) 31240/32845
Warfield Harvest Ride 30510/32845
Ascot & Sunninghill 30489/32845
Ascot 29617/32845
Winkfield and Cranbourne 28575/32845
Crown Wood 23917/32845
Harmans Water 21145/32845
Bullbrook 19743/32845
Old Bracknell 19113/32845
Wildridings and Central (Worst) 16645/32845

Average rent in Ascot

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ascot

If you are thinking of moving to Ascot, 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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