Moving to Leatherhead, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Leatherhead, Surrey - What you need to know
Moving to Leatherhead, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead the land of milk and honey or are Dorking, Epsom and Great Brookham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leatherhead

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 Leatherhead. 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
Lower Ashtead 26
Leatherhead Common 21
Leatherhead 19
Fetcham 18
Great Bookham 17
Ashtead 16
Pachesham Park 12
Tyrell’s Wood 2
Malden Rushett 1
Mole 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stamford (Best) 15381/32845
Bookham North 21444/32845
Leatherhead South 22318/32845
Bookham South 22834/32845
Leatherhead North 24327/32845
Ashtead Common 25626/32845
Ashtead Park 26423/32845
Ashtead Village 26928/32845
Fetcham West 28099/32845
Fetcham East (Worst) 28466/32845
Reader Opinion:

Woking: good train links to London apart from that it's a sh*thole

Your Health in Leatherhead

If you are thinking of moving to Leatherhead, 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 Leatherhead 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
Elmbridge 0.66% 2.46% 9.44% 30.99% 56.45%
Spelthorne 0.87% 3.23% 12.04% 35.82% 48.04%
Mole Valley (Leatherhead) 0.71% 2.85% 11.25% 33.73% 51.45%
Epsom and Ewell 0.71% 2.68% 10.64% 33.76% 52.21%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leatherhead North (Best) 19336/32845
Bookham North 26314/32845
Bookham South 26330/32845
Fetcham East 26693/32845
Ashtead Common 27026/32845
Leatherhead South 27183/32845
Ashtead Village 27634/32845
Ashtead Park 29529/32845
Stamford 30349/32845
Fetcham West (Worst) 32010/32845
Reader Opinion:

Weybridge: a quaint commuter belt town, ruined!

Deprivation in Leatherhead

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 Leatherhead. 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
Leatherhead North (Best) 19648/32845
Stamford 25862/32845
Bookham North 26232/32845
Leatherhead South 27120/32845
Bookham South 27209/32845
Ashtead Common 28994/32845
Fetcham East 29613/32845
Ashtead Park 30812/32845
Ashtead Village 31031/32845
Fetcham West (Worst) 32038/32845

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