Moving to Godalming, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Godalming, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Godalming 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 Godalming 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 Godalming the land of milk and honey or are Beltchingley, Gratton and Guildford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Godalming

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 Godalming. 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
Farncombe 42
Binscombe 40
Frith Hill 38
Crownpits 28
Catteshall 25
Aaron’s Hill 15
Upper Eashing 15
Peasmarsh 8
Busbridge 7
Holloway Hill 7

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

Ward Average rank in England
Godalming Central and Ockford (Best) 19699/32845
Milford 20998/32845
Witley and Hambledon 21489/32845
Godalming Binscombe 21856/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 21974/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 26027/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 27300/32845
Godalming Holloway 28311/32845
Shalford 29247/32845
Godalming Charterhouse (Worst) 31244/32845
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Your Health in Godalming

If you are thinking of moving to Godalming, 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 Godalming 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
Guildford 0.67% 2.48% 9.8% 33.13% 53.92%
Waverley (Godalming) 0.72% 2.53% 10.5% 32.72% 53.52%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8% 10.77% 35.54% 50.07%
Surrey Heath 0.74% 2.49% 10% 33.3% 53.47%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Godalming Binscombe (Best) 18166/32845
Godalming Central and Ockford 21842/32845
Milford 25207/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 25387/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 25794/32845
Godalming Charterhouse 27466/32845
Shalford 27559/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 28555/32845
Witley and Hambledon 28776/32845
Godalming Holloway (Worst) 32068/32845
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Deprivation in Godalming

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 Godalming. 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
Godalming Binscombe (Best) 19372/32845
Godalming Central and Ockford 19756/32845
Bramley, Busbridge and Hascombe 25826/32845
Shalford 26692/32845
Witley and Hambledon 26828/32845
Milford 27069/32845
Godalming Farncombe and Catteshall 28248/32845
Shamley Green and Cranleigh North 29536/32845
Godalming Charterhouse 30306/32845
Godalming Holloway (Worst) 31858/32845

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