Moving to Mitcham, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Mitcham, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Mitcham 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 Mitcham 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 Mitcham the land of milk and honey or are Barnes, Croydon and Wimbledon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Mitcham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Mitcham. 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
Tooting Graveney 233
Collier’s Wood 199
Furzedown 195
Streatham Park 187
Streatham Vale 171
Streatham 149
Beddington Corner 105
Mitcham 99
South Wimbledon 93
Morden 63

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ravensbury (Best) 11323/32845
Wandle Valley 11452/32845
Longthornton 11688/32845
Pollards Hill 11874/32845
Cricket Green 13724/32845
Graveney 13867/32845
Colliers Wood 13975/32845
Lavender Fields 15986/32845
Abbey 19970/32845
Figge's Marsh (Worst) 6730/32845
Reader Opinion:

Orpington has been growing in recent years to be one of the most chavy areas imaginable.

Your Health in Mitcham

If you are thinking of moving to Mitcham, 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 Mitcham 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
Lambeth 1.17% 3.54% 10.29% 32.1% 52.9%
Wandsworth 0.92% 2.85% 8.89% 29.95% 57.39%
Merton (Mitcham) 0.88% 2.97% 10.53% 33.6% 52.03%
Sutton 0.9% 3.19% 11.64% 35.53% 48.74%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cricket Green (Best) 13100/32845
Wandle Valley 17342/32845
Figge's Marsh 17686/32845
Ravensbury 17951/32845
Lavender Fields 19820/32845
Colliers Wood 20087/32845
Longthornton 21269/32845
Pollards Hill 22125/32845
Abbey 23478/32845
Graveney (Worst) 24355/32845
Reader Opinion:

Crawley vs Croydon vs Sutton

Deprivation in Mitcham

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 Mitcham. 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
Cricket Green (Best) 10080/32845
Figge's Marsh 10918/32845
Wandle Valley 11654/32845
Ravensbury 11915/32845
Pollards Hill 13399/32845
Lavender Fields 15220/32845
Longthornton 17227/32845
Colliers Wood 18518/32845
Graveney 20072/32845
Abbey (Worst) 23493/32845

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