Moving to Ashford, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Ashford, Surrey - What you need to know
Moving to Ashford, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ashford in Surrey? 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 Ashford 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 Ashford the land of milk and honey or are Chertsey, Kingston upon Thames and Staines upon Thames a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ashford

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 Ashford. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Feltham 91
Lower Feltham 49
Felthamhill 49
Staines 49
Ashford 37
Littleton Common 30
Ashford Common 28
Chattern Hill 27
Knowle Green 26
Charlton 17

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

Ward Average rank in England
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 23504/32845
Ashford Common 23330/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 20593/32845
Staines South 18093/32845
Ashford East 17437/32845
Ashford Town 14982/32845
Staines 12993/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 9809/32845
Hanworth 9190/32845
Sunbury Common (Worst) 8051/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ashford, I grew up here and I am mentally scarred

Your Health in Ashford

If you are thinking of moving to Ashford, 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 Ashford 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
Hounslow 1.11% 3.58% 11.24% 35.07% 49%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Spelthorne (Ashford) 0.87% 3.23% 12.04% 35.82% 48.04%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94% 10.89% 34.1% 51.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 28427/32845
Ashford Town 25186/32845
Ashford East 25134/32845
Staines 24872/32845
Ashford Common 24814/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 22592/32845
Staines South 21510/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 20591/32845
Sunbury Common 19202/32845
Hanworth (Worst) 15957/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stanwell: The Town Directed By John Carpenter

Deprivation in Ashford

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 Ashford. 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
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 26626/32845
Ashford Town 25283/32845
Ashford East 22294/32845
Ashford Common 21797/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 19322/32845
Staines 19052/32845
Staines South 17263/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 14966/32845
Sunbury Common 12325/32845
Hanworth (Worst) 9572/32845

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