Moving to Chertsey, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Chertsey, Surrey - What you need to know

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

Crime in Chertsey

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Chertsey. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Addlestonemoor 77
Chertsey Meads 72
Addlestone 59
Chertsey 54
Abbey Mead 49
Knowle Green 48
Laleham 24
Thames 23
Shepperton 19
Shepperton Green 19

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

Ward Average rank in England
Staines (Best) 12993/32845
Addlestone North 14210/32845
Addlestone South 14281/32845
Chertsey Riverside 15052/32845
Chertsey St Ann's 15114/32845
New Haw 17098/32845
Thorpe 19527/32845
Ottershaw 19749/32845
Virginia Water 22612/32845
Riverside and Laleham (Worst) 23504/32845
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Your Health in Chertsey

If you are thinking of moving to Chertsey, 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 Chertsey 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
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Spelthorne 0.87% 3.23% 12.04% 35.82% 48.04%
Woking 0.77% 2.62% 10.27% 34.57% 51.78%
Runnymede (Chertsey) 0.75% 2.94% 10.89% 34.1% 51.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chertsey St Ann's (Best) 20709/32845
Chertsey Riverside 21932/32845
Addlestone South 23678/32845
New Haw 24707/32845
Staines 24872/32845
Ottershaw 25214/32845
Addlestone North 25449/32845
Thorpe 27772/32845
Riverside and Laleham 28427/32845
Virginia Water (Worst) 31226/32845
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Deprivation in Chertsey

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 Chertsey. 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
Chertsey St Ann's (Best) 18096/32845
Chertsey Riverside 18328/32845
Staines 19052/32845
Addlestone South 20201/32845
Addlestone North 20724/32845
Thorpe 23394/32845
New Haw 23873/32845
Ottershaw 24699/32845
Riverside and Laleham 26626/32845
Virginia Water (Worst) 28626/32845

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