Moving to Finchley, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Finchley, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Finchley in London? 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 Finchley 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 Finchley the land of milk and honey or are Hendon, Hornsey and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Finchley

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 Finchley. 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
Hendon 98
Colney Hatch 85
Holders Hill 79
Friern Barnet 71
Brunswick Park 71
Finchley 70
Church End 66
Hampstead Garden Suburb 62
Fortis Green 57
Cranley Gardens 56

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

Ward Average rank in England
Coppetts (Best) 11385/32845
Woodhouse 13304/32845
Golders Green 14594/32845
Hendon 15705/32845
Fortis Green 15900/32845
Garden Suburb 17035/32845
West Finchley 17748/32845
East Finchley 17788/32845
Finchley Church End 20044/32845
Totteridge (Worst) 23128/32845
Reader Opinion:

West Hendon - A greyer shade of grey

Your Health in Finchley

If you are thinking of moving to Finchley, 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 Finchley 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
Barnet (Finchley) 1.14% 3.42% 10.99% 32.97% 51.48%
Haringey 1.48% 4.18% 11.16% 33.57% 49.62%
Camden 1.44% 4.16% 10.42% 30.56% 53.41%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58% 9.42% 29.25% 56.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Golders Green (Best) 24268/32845
Fortis Green 25047/32845
Coppetts 26141/32845
East Finchley 26961/32845
Woodhouse 28097/32845
West Finchley 28970/32845
Hendon 29125/32845
Totteridge 30582/32845
Finchley Church End 31914/32845
Garden Suburb (Worst) 32009/32845

Deprivation in Finchley

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 Finchley. 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
Golders Green (Best) 15857/32845
Coppetts 17763/32845
Hendon 18442/32845
Woodhouse 18891/32845
East Finchley 20242/32845
Fortis Green 21957/32845
West Finchley 22541/32845
Finchley Church End 24272/32845
Totteridge 25432/32845
Garden Suburb (Worst) 26067/32845

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