Moving to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire? What you need to know

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Moving to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire? 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 High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe the land of milk and honey or are Amersham, Beaconsfield and Marlow a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in High Wycombe

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around High Wycombe. 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
Terriers 109
Totteridge 87
Downley 33
Beacon Hill 30
Four Ashes 26
Cressex 22
Sands 22
Tylers Green 16
Cryers Hill 9
Handy Cross 6

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

Ward Average rank in England
Disraeli (Best) 16951/32845
Micklefield 16982/32845
Ryemead 17830/32845
Abbey 18524/32845
Oakridge and Castlefield 18676/32845
Totteridge 18852/32845
Terriers and Amersham Hill 18992/32845
Bowerdean 19716/32845
Sands 22270/32845
Booker and Cressex (Worst) 24473/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chesham is a sh*thole, it really, really is.

Your Health in High Wycombe

If you are thinking of moving to High Wycombe, 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 High Wycombe 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
Aylesbury Vale 0.78% 2.68% 10.95% 34.19% 51.4%
Wycombe (High Wycombe) 0.78% 2.71% 10.75% 34.21% 51.55%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52% 10.18% 32.78% 53.81%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93% 10.51% 33.3% 52.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Oakridge and Castlefield (Best) 19612/32845
Booker and Cressex 20862/32845
Micklefield 21190/32845
Bowerdean 22788/32845
Disraeli 25579/32845
Totteridge 26109/32845
Terriers and Amersham Hill 26627/32845
Sands 26980/32845
Abbey 27026/32845
Ryemead (Worst) 27118/32845
Reader Opinion:

Marlow, Full of smug yummy-mummies & the stockbrokers who keep them

Deprivation in High Wycombe

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 High Wycombe. 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
Oakridge and Castlefield (Best) 11381/32845
Micklefield 12948/32845
Bowerdean 15626/32845
Booker and Cressex 18195/32845
Disraeli 18490/32845
Ryemead 19490/32845
Totteridge 20169/32845
Sands 22326/32845
Abbey 22334/32845
Terriers and Amersham Hill (Worst) 22793/32845

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    Totteridge: Where every Tesco comes with a bunch of ********!

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    Chesham! More Like Mayhem!

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    Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

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    High Wycombe- a place once famed for its furniture making and heritage, now famed for being a s**thole

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    Chesham is a sh*thole, it really, really is.

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    High Wycombe, hearing the words reminds of the smells of piss & ganja

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    Oh Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes… what have you done to yourself?