Moving to Esher, Surrey? What you need to know

MovingStatisticsPic Via

Moving to Esher, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Esher 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 Esher 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 Esher the land of milk and honey or are Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton and Walton on Thames a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Esher

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 Esher. 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
Field Common 44
Rydens 38
Thames Ditton 30
Long Ditton 24
Giggshill 24
Lower Green 23
Barwell 20
Hersham 18
Esher 9
Claremont Park 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walton North (Best) 12913/32845
Molesey West 15661/32845
Esher 15876/32845
Molesey East 16744/32845
Walton South 16858/32845
Hersham Village 19014/32845
Hinchley Wood and Weston Green 19837/32845
Thames Ditton 22628/32845
Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon 24639/32845
Claygate (Worst) 27128/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hinchley Wood (Clarkson was right)

Your Health in Esher

If you are thinking of moving to Esher, 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 Esher 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 (Esher) 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Spelthorne 0.87% 3.23% 12.04% 35.82% 48.04%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walton North (Best) 25227/32845
Molesey West 25353/32845
Molesey East 27871/32845
Hersham Village 28457/32845
Esher 28538/32845
Walton South 29620/32845
Claygate 29918/32845
Hinchley Wood and Weston Green 31060/32845
Thames Ditton 31484/32845
Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon (Worst) 32436/32845
Reader Opinion:

Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

Deprivation in Esher

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 Esher. 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
Walton North (Best) 19920/32845
Molesey West 21180/32845
Esher 23616/32845
Hersham Village 24555/32845
Molesey East 25846/32845
Walton South 27816/32845
Hinchley Wood and Weston Green 28838/32845
Claygate 29953/32845
Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon 30351/32845
Thames Ditton (Worst) 31421/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Weybridge: a quaint commuter belt town, ruined!

    Weybridge: a quaint commuter belt town, ruined!

  2. Hinchley Wood (Clarkson was right)

    Hinchley Wood (Clarkson was right)

  3. Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

    Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

  4. Guildford: What has become of you?

    Guildford: What has become of you?

  5. Redhill is an incestuous breeding ground for God’s mistakes

    Redhill is an incestuous breeding ground for God’s mistakes

  6. Godalming – why?

    Godalming – why?

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

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

  8. Wallington, Surrey – full of ***** and betting shops

    Wallington, Surrey – full of ***** and betting shops

  9. Mitcham, 85% of businesses are fast food joints, kebab & fried chicken shops

    Mitcham, 85% of businesses are fast food joints, kebab & fried chicken shops