Moving to Croydon, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Croydon, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon the land of milk and honey or are Horley, Redhill and Reigate a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Croydon

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Croydon. 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
Redhill 78
Holmethorpe 72
Coles Meads 65
Mead Vale 47
Reigate 47
Earlswood 37
Doversgreen 22
Margery 19
Gatton 11
Reigate Heath 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horley West & Sidlow (Best) 18106/32845
Earlswood & Whitebushes 18518/32845
Redhill East 19458/32845
South Park & Woodhatch 19600/32845
Lower Kingswood, Tadworth & Walton 21103/32845
Redhill West & Wray Common 21122/32845
Meadvale & St John's 21626/32845
Horley East & Salfords 21797/32845
Reigate 23599/32845
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland (Worst) 25204/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Your Health in Croydon

If you are thinking of moving to Croydon, 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 Croydon 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
Reigate and Banstead (Croydon) 0.85% 2.79% 10.79% 34.03% 51.55%
Crawley 0.97% 3.45% 12.06% 35.91% 47.61%
Tandridge 0.86% 2.9% 11.39% 34.36% 50.5%
Epsom and Ewell 0.71% 2.68% 10.64% 33.76% 52.21%

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

Ward Average rank in England
South Park & Woodhatch (Best) 21217/32845
Horley West & Sidlow 22578/32845
Redhill West & Wray Common 22745/32845
Redhill East 24121/32845
Earlswood & Whitebushes 24175/32845
Lower Kingswood, Tadworth & Walton 24450/32845
Meadvale & St John's 26794/32845
Horley East & Salfords 27223/32845
Reigate 28038/32845
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland (Worst) 28628/32845
Reader Opinion:

Redhill-I hate it

Deprivation in Croydon

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 Croydon. 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
South Park & Woodhatch (Best) 20278/32845
Horley West & Sidlow 21256/32845
Redhill West & Wray Common 23521/32845
Horley East & Salfords 23951/32845
Earlswood & Whitebushes 24258/32845
Redhill East 25079/32845
Lower Kingswood, Tadworth & Walton 25851/32845
Meadvale & St John's 26798/32845
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 27230/32845
Reigate (Worst) 28578/32845

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