Moving to Kingston upon Thames, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Kingston upon Thames, London - What you need to know
Moving to Kingston upon Thames, London - What you need to know

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

Crime in Kingston upon Thames

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Kingston upon Thames. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Hampton Wick 68
Southborough 65
Coombe 63
New Malden 57
Berrylands 52
Ham 28
Thames Ditton 24
Giggshill 24
Long Ditton 24
Teddington 22

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

Ward Average rank in England
Coombe Vale (Best) 26304/32845
Coombe Hill 25583/32845
Teddington 25064/32845
Canbury 23837/32845
St Mark's 23363/32845
Tudor 22878/32845
Long Ditton 20107/32845
Grove 17420/32845
Hampton Wick 16352/32845
Norbiton (Worst) 15843/32845
Reader Opinion:

Twickenham conjures up idyllic walks by the thames, that is bollocks!

Your Health in Kingston upon Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Kingston upon Thames, 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 Kingston upon Thames 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
Hounslow 1.11% 3.58% 11.24% 35.07% 49%
Richmond upon Thames 0.75% 2.47% 8.91% 30.53% 57.34%
Kingston upon Thames (Kingston upon Thames) 0.79% 2.77% 10.26% 33.49% 52.69%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tudor (Best) 30973/32845
Long Ditton 30803/32845
Teddington 30671/32845
Coombe Vale 30617/32845
Hampton Wick 30575/32845
Canbury 29249/32845
Coombe Hill 28983/32845
Grove 27497/32845
St Mark's 27321/32845
Norbiton (Worst) 20024/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hounslow is looking pretty rough these days

Deprivation in Kingston upon Thames

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 Kingston upon Thames. 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
Long Ditton (Best) 29615/32845
Tudor 29231/32845
Teddington 29189/32845
Coombe Vale 27280/32845
Canbury 26397/32845
Hampton Wick 26019/32845
St Mark's 25715/32845
Coombe Hill 25221/32845
Grove 22527/32845
Norbiton (Worst) 15247/32845

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