Moving to Barnes, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Barnes, London - What you need to know
Moving to Barnes, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barnes 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 Barnes 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 Barnes the land of milk and honey or are Acton, Brentford and Richmond a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barnes

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 Barnes. 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
Earl’s Court 269
Brook Green 185
Hammersmith 161
Parsons Green 157
Wandsworth 118
Bedford Park 117
Fulham 109
Chiswick 76
Barnes 60
Mortlake 40

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

Ward Average rank in England
East Putney (Best) 21223/32845
East Sheen 20156/32845
Barnes 18541/32845
West Putney 18073/32845
Mortlake and Barnes Common 15996/32845
Munster 15757/32845
Thamesfield 15539/32845
Kew 14301/32845
Fulham Reach 13443/32845
Palace Riverside (Worst) 11542/32845
Reader Opinion:

Twickenham conjures up idyllic walks by the thames, that is bollocks!

Your Health in Barnes

If you are thinking of moving to Barnes, 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 Barnes 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
Wandsworth 0.92% 2.85% 8.89% 29.95% 57.39%
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%
Richmond upon Thames (Barnes) 0.75% 2.47% 8.91% 30.53% 57.34%

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

Ward Average rank in England
East Sheen (Best) 32243/32845
Kew 31242/32845
Mortlake and Barnes Common 30586/32845
Barnes 29405/32845
Thamesfield 27743/32845
Palace Riverside 25050/32845
East Putney 24794/32845
Munster 21182/32845
West Putney 21133/32845
Fulham Reach (Worst) 17928/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hounslow is looking pretty rough these days

Deprivation in Barnes

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 Barnes. 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
East Sheen (Best) 29109/32845
Barnes 25531/32845
Kew 25450/32845
Mortlake and Barnes Common 25171/32845
Thamesfield 24931/32845
Palace Riverside 23620/32845
East Putney 22701/32845
Munster 21884/32845
West Putney 18485/32845
Fulham Reach (Worst) 16008/32845

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