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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Kingston upon Thames a nice place to live?'' 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 truly a nice place to live, or are Ashford, Chertsey and Staines upon Thames 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Lower Feltham 49
Felthamhill 49
Staines 49
Ashford 37
Littleton Common 30
Ashford Common 28
Chattern Hill 27
Knowle Green 26
Charlton 17
Thames 7

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
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 23504/32845
Ashford Common 23330/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 20593/32845
Egham Hythe 19483/32845
Staines South 18093/32845
Ashford East 17437/32845
Ashford Town 14982/32845
Staines 12993/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 9809/32845
Sunbury Common (Worst) 8051/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Hounslow 1.11% 3.58%
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46%
Spelthorne (Kingston upon Thames) 0.87% 3.23%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94%

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
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 28427/32845
Ashford Town 25186/32845
Ashford East 25134/32845
Staines 24872/32845
Ashford Common 24814/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 22592/32845
Egham Hythe 21816/32845
Staines South 21510/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 20591/32845
Sunbury Common (Worst) 19202/32845
Reader Opinion:

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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
Riverside and Laleham (Best) 26626/32845
Ashford Town 25283/32845
Ashford East 22294/32845
Ashford Common 21797/32845
Egham Hythe 19844/32845
Laleham and Shepperton Green 19322/32845
Staines 19052/32845
Staines South 17263/32845
Ashford North and Stanwell South 14966/32845
Sunbury Common (Worst) 12325/32845

Average rent in Kingston upon Thames

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Kingston upon Thames are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Kingston upon Thames.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Kingston upon Thames

If you are thinking of moving to Kingston upon Thames, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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