Moving to Epsom, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Epsom, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Epsom 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 Epsom 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 Epsom the land of milk and honey or are Surbiton, Esher and Leatherhead a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Epsom

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 Epsom. 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
Ewell 76
Hook 44
Epsom 37
Chessington 34
Stoneleigh 33
North Looe 32
Ashtead 18
Cheam 11
Malden Rushett 3
Langley Vale 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Town (Best) 11557/32845
Ruxley 11581/32845
Ewell 12521/32845
Stamford 15381/32845
West Ewell 17896/32845
Woodcote 22179/32845
Nonsuch 23171/32845
College 23476/32845
Ashtead Common 25626/32845
Court (Worst) 9284/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hinchley Wood (Clarkson was right)

Your Health in Epsom

If you are thinking of moving to Epsom, 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 Epsom 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
Richmond upon Thames 0.75% 2.47% 8.91% 30.53% 57.34%
Kingston upon Thames 0.79% 2.77% 10.26% 33.49% 52.69%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Epsom and Ewell (Epsom) 0.71% 2.68% 10.64% 33.76% 52.21%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Court (Best) 18447/32845
Ruxley 24684/32845
Town 25052/32845
Ashtead Common 27026/32845
West Ewell 27092/32845
Ewell 27690/32845
Woodcote 29245/32845
College 30226/32845
Stamford 30349/32845
Nonsuch (Worst) 32513/32845
Reader Opinion:

Woking: good train links to London apart from that it's a sh*thole

Deprivation in Epsom

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 Epsom. 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
Court (Best) 14296/32845
Ruxley 18901/32845
Town 22645/32845
Stamford 25862/32845
Ewell 27180/32845
West Ewell 27505/32845
Woodcote 27922/32845
Ashtead Common 28994/32845
College 30646/32845
Nonsuch (Worst) 31724/32845

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