Moving to Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire? 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 Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth the land of milk and honey or are Bushey, Chorleywood and Watford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Rickmansworth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Rickmansworth. 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
Holywell 52
Moneyhill 26
Batchworth 23
Colne 20
Croxley Green 19
Loudwater 13
Batchworth Heath 9
Chorleywood Bottom 8
Moor Park 3
Chandler’s Cross 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Vicarage (Best) 13124/32845
Holywell 14587/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 18054/32845
Penn & Mill End 20700/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 21406/32845
Rickmansworth Town 21875/32845
Durrants 25390/32845
Dickinsons 25404/32845
Chalfont Common 26605/32845
Moor Park & Eastbury (Worst) 27381/32845
Reader Opinion:

South Oxhey, Watford

Your Health in Rickmansworth

If you are thinking of moving to Rickmansworth, 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 Rickmansworth 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
Hillingdon 1.01% 3.43% 11.5% 35.28% 48.78%
Harrow 1.1% 3.47% 11.85% 36% 47.58%
Watford 0.89% 3.25% 10.98% 34.83% 50.05%
Three Rivers (Rickmansworth) 0.84% 3.06% 11.19% 34.21% 50.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Holywell (Best) 13362/32845
Vicarage 20721/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 24993/32845
Penn & Mill End 27175/32845
Chalfont Common 28717/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 29267/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29890/32845
Durrants 30020/32845
Dickinsons 30207/32845
Moor Park & Eastbury (Worst) 32007/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mill End: inches from the cancerous smog of junction 17 on the M25

Deprivation in Rickmansworth

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 Rickmansworth. 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
Holywell (Best) 12776/32845
Vicarage 17879/32845
Oxhey Hall & Hayling 18927/32845
Penn & Mill End 24455/32845
Chorleywood South & Maple Cross 26817/32845
Chalfont Common 29550/32845
Rickmansworth Town 29704/32845
Durrants 30846/32845
Dickinsons 30964/32845
Moor Park & Eastbury (Worst) 31878/32845

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