Moving to Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire? What you need to know

Moving to Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know
Moving to Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Princes Risborough 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 Princes Risborough 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 Princes Risborough truly a nice place to live, or are Aylesbury, Wendover and Thame a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Princes Risborough

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 Princes Risborough. 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
Monks Risborough 21
Lower Cadsden 15
Green Hailey 15
Alscot 10
Great Kimble 7
Meadle 6
Askett 5
Parslow’s Hillock 4
Wardrobes 4
Horsenden 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lacey Green, Speen and the Hampdens (Best) 31879/32845
Bledlow and Bradenham 31610/32845
Haddenham & Stone 29440/32845
The Risboroughs 28163/32845
Icknield 27548/32845
Wendover & Halton 26999/32845
Downley and Plomer Hill 25840/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 25350/32845
Aston Clinton & Stoke Mandeville 24677/32845
Walton Court & Hawkslade (Worst) 18539/32845
Reader Opinion:

Aylesbury: find yourself in a traffic jam

Your Health in Princes Risborough

If you are thinking of moving to Princes Risborough, 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 Princes Risborough compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Aylesbury Vale 0.78% 2.68%
Wycombe (Princes Risborough) 0.78% 2.71%
South Oxfordshire 0.73% 2.62%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bledlow and Bradenham (Best) 32682/32845
Lacey Green, Speen and the Hampdens 32020/32845
Downley and Plomer Hill 30283/32845
Icknield 30230/32845
Wendover & Halton 29598/32845
Aston Clinton & Stoke Mandeville 28652/32845
Haddenham & Stone 28312/32845
The Risboroughs 27956/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 27617/32845
Walton Court & Hawkslade (Worst) 19259/32845
Reader Opinion:

Aylesbury: eyesore concrete jungle

Deprivation in Princes Risborough

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 Princes Risborough. 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
Downley and Plomer Hill (Best) 31113/32845
Lacey Green, Speen and the Hampdens 30790/32845
Wendover & Halton 29164/32845
Aston Clinton & Stoke Mandeville 29093/32845
Haddenham & Stone 28100/32845
Icknield 26755/32845
The Risboroughs 26129/32845
Bledlow and Bradenham 25873/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 25134/32845
Walton Court & Hawkslade (Worst) 17889/32845

Average rent in Princes Risborough

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Princes Risborough 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 Princes Risborough.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Princes Risborough

If you are thinking of moving to Princes Risborough, 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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