Moving to Slough, Berkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Slough, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Slough in Berkshire? 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 Slough 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 Slough the land of milk and honey or are Eton, Maidenhead and Windsor a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Slough

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 Slough. 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
Grand Union Canal 233
Manor Park 190
Salt Hill 169
Britwell 156
Farnham Royal 122
Farnham Park 122
Chalvey 108
Stoke Green 83
Cippenham 62
Stoke Poges 21

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnham (Best) 10906/32845
Britwell and Northborough 11284/32845
Wexham Lea 11529/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 12391/32845
Cippenham Meadows 13348/32845
Cippenham Green 14950/32845
Elliman 6954/32845
Central 7286/32845
Baylis and Stoke 7681/32845
Chalvey (Worst) 8450/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe- a place once famed for its furniture making and heritage, now famed for being a s**thole

Your Health in Slough

If you are thinking of moving to Slough, 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 Slough 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
Slough (Slough) 0.99% 3.5% 11.62% 35.99% 47.9%
Wycombe 0.78% 2.71% 10.75% 34.21% 51.55%
Chiltern 0.7% 2.52% 10.18% 32.78% 53.81%
South Bucks 0.84% 2.93% 10.51% 33.3% 52.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chalvey (Best) 10506/32845
Elliman 10657/32845
Baylis and Stoke 11559/32845
Farnham 12390/32845
Wexham Lea 12781/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 13640/32845
Central 14470/32845
Cippenham Meadows 15195/32845
Cippenham Green 16802/32845
Britwell and Northborough (Worst) 7846/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidenhead - What an absolute dump

Deprivation in Slough

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 Slough. 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
Baylis and Stoke (Best) 10449/32845
Wexham Lea 10735/32845
Central 11022/32845
Farnham 11304/32845
Cippenham Meadows 13746/32845
Haymill and Lynch Hill 15342/32845
Cippenham Green 17192/32845
Britwell and Northborough 7962/32845
Chalvey 9268/32845
Elliman (Worst) 9839/32845

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    High Wycombe, hearing the words reminds of the smells of piss & ganja

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    High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

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    Maidenhead: Not fit for a Royal wedding!

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    Slough, If the Earth needed an enema, this where they’d insert the tube

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    Maidenhead – What an absolute dump

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    High Wycombe- a place once famed for its furniture making and heritage, now famed for being a s**thole

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    Bracknell is a dump… need i say more?

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    Reading – what was a fairly nice university town is now a hell hole

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