Moving to Harrow, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Harrow, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Harrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow the land of milk and honey or are Edgware, Wembley and Bushey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Harrow

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Harrow. 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
Wealdstone 121
Greenhill 115
Harrow 108
Harrow Weald 102
Belmont 97
Little Stanmore 92
Canons Park 80
Kenton 70
Headstone 39
Hatch End 27

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harrow Weald (Best) 14004/32845
Wealdstone 14700/32845
Greenhill 14903/32845
Marlborough 16142/32845
Kenton East 20245/32845
Queensbury 20573/32845
Headstone South 21338/32845
Headstone North 21558/32845
Belmont 21619/32845
Hatch End (Worst) 23828/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wealdstone really is the arsehole of Harrow

Your Health in Harrow

If you are thinking of moving to Harrow, 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 Harrow 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
Ealing 1.22% 3.79% 11.35% 34.48% 49.16%
Hillingdon 1.01% 3.43% 11.5% 35.28% 48.78%
Harrow (Harrow) 1.1% 3.47% 11.85% 36% 47.58%
Three Rivers 0.84% 3.06% 11.19% 34.21% 50.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Greenhill (Best) 22080/32845
Wealdstone 23101/32845
Harrow Weald 25239/32845
Marlborough 26834/32845
Kenton East 27927/32845
Hatch End 28334/32845
Headstone South 29235/32845
Headstone North 30613/32845
Queensbury 30638/32845
Belmont (Worst) 31573/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northolt: The place that decency and cleanliness forgot

Deprivation in Harrow

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 Harrow. 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
Wealdstone (Best) 13073/32845
Greenhill 15370/32845
Marlborough 15802/32845
Harrow Weald 16363/32845
Kenton East 17234/32845
Queensbury 20942/32845
Headstone South 21126/32845
Hatch End 24515/32845
Belmont 25288/32845
Headstone North (Worst) 26815/32845

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