Moving to Richmond, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Richmond, London - What you need to know

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

Crime in Richmond

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 Richmond. 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
Spring Grove 138
Isleworth 112
Brentford End 83
Kew 81
Thames 76
Brentford 69
North Sheen 56
St Margarets 53
Mortlake 40
Cole Park 36

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

Ward Average rank in England
Isleworth (Best) 11466/32845
North Richmond 13716/32845
Kew 14301/32845
South Richmond 16442/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 17296/32845
Twickenham Riverside 18239/32845
East Sheen 20156/32845
South Twickenham 21255/32845
Syon 7677/32845
Brentford (Worst) 7892/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Richmond

If you are thinking of moving to Richmond, 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 Richmond 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%
Kensington and Chelsea 1.18% 3.38% 9.12% 28.48% 57.84%
Richmond upon Thames (Richmond) 0.75% 2.47% 8.91% 30.53% 57.34%
Kingston upon Thames 0.79% 2.77% 10.26% 33.49% 52.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Isleworth (Best) 15885/32845
Syon 16698/32845
Brentford 17535/32845
North Richmond 29490/32845
South Richmond 30565/32845
South Twickenham 31175/32845
Kew 31242/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 31854/32845
Twickenham Riverside 32005/32845
East Sheen (Worst) 32243/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitton, Twickenham...Where's it all gone?

Deprivation in Richmond

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 Richmond. 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
Brentford (Best) 10521/32845
Isleworth 11899/32845
Syon 12280/32845
North Richmond 23373/32845
Kew 25450/32845
South Richmond 26902/32845
Twickenham Riverside 28734/32845
St Margarets and North Twickenham 28904/32845
East Sheen 29109/32845
South Twickenham (Worst) 29910/32845

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