Is Brentford, London a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Brentford 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 Brentford 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 Brentford truly a nice place to live, or are Acton, Ealing and Richmond a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Brentford

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 Brentford. 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
Spring Grove 138
Isleworth 112
Ealing 110
Hanwell 103
Brentford End 83
Kew 81
Chiswick 76
Thames 76
Brentford 69
North Sheen 56

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ealing Broadway (Best) 17307/32845
Cleveland 16833/32845
Northfield 15131/32845
Elthorne 14017/32845
Walpole 13519/32845
Osterley and Spring Grove 12470/32845
Heston East 12101/32845
Chiswick Riverside 9377/32845
Brentford 7892/32845
Syon (Worst) 7677/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Brentford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Brent 1.38% 3.96%
Ealing 1.22% 3.79%
Hounslow (Brentford) 1.11% 3.58%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Osterley and Spring Grove (Best) 26090/32845
Northfield 24361/32845
Walpole 23448/32845
Ealing Broadway 23057/32845
Chiswick Riverside 22769/32845
Cleveland 21877/32845
Heston East 21152/32845
Elthorne 18126/32845
Brentford 17535/32845
Syon (Worst) 16698/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hounslow is looking pretty rough these days

Deprivation in Brentford

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 Brentford. 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
Northfield (Best) 21634/32845
Walpole 20237/32845
Chiswick Riverside 19893/32845
Ealing Broadway 19131/32845
Osterley and Spring Grove 19119/32845
Cleveland 16268/32845
Heston East 14128/32845
Elthorne 13720/32845
Syon 12280/32845
Brentford (Worst) 10521/32845

Average rent in Brentford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brentford

If you are thinking of moving to Brentford, 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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