Moving to Bracknell, Berkshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bracknell in Berkshire? 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 Bracknell 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 Bracknell the land of milk and honey or are Ascot, Crowthorne and Sandhurst a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bracknell

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 Bracknell. 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
Harmans Water 98
Crown Wood 77
Bullbrook 64
Great Hollands 48
Hanworth 43
Chavey Down 40
Cabbage Hill 39
Newell Green 27
Birch Hill 24
Popeswood 20

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bracknell. 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 Bracknell. 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
Crown Wood 27044/32845
Hanworth 27037/32845
Bullbrook 25590/32845
Harmans Water 24469/32845
Crowthorne 23986/32845
Priestwood and Garth 20684/32845
Old Bracknell 19242/32845
Wildridings and Central (Worst) 16190/32845
Reader Opinion:

Weybridge the wealthy town, but that’s just the council

Your Health in Bracknell

If you are thinking of moving to Bracknell, 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 Bracknell 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
Windsor and Maidenhead 0.75% 2.68% 9.85% 32.22% 54.51%
Bracknell Forest (Bracknell) 0.72% 2.53% 10.06% 34.29% 52.4%
Surrey Heath 0.74% 2.49% 10% 33.3% 53.47%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94% 10.89% 34.1% 51.32%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Bracknell. 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 Bracknell. 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
Crowthorne 27489/32845
Harmans Water 24731/32845
Hanworth 23276/32845
Priestwood and Garth 22831/32845
Crown Wood 22820/32845
Bullbrook 20456/32845
Wildridings and Central 20356/32845
Old Bracknell (Worst) 19871/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bracknell, If Berkshire needed an enema this is where they'd stick the tube

Deprivation in Bracknell

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 Bracknell. 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
Warfield Harvest Ride (Best) 30510/32845
Winkfield and Cranbourne 28575/32845
Crowthorne 25359/32845
Crown Wood 23917/32845
Hanworth 22247/32845
Harmans Water 21145/32845
Bullbrook 19743/32845
Priestwood and Garth 19593/32845
Old Bracknell 19113/32845
Wildridings and Central (Worst) 16645/32845

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