Moving to Thame, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Thame, Oxfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Thame, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Thame

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 Thame. 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
Emmington 8
Towersey 4
Long Crendon 3
Lower End 3
Townsend 2
Haddenham 2
North Weston 2
Chearsley 0
Easington 0
Tetsworth 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Long Crendon (Best) 31729/32845
Oakley 31310/32845
Haddenham & Stone 29440/32845
Thame 28526/32845
The Risboroughs 28163/32845
Chinnor 28132/32845
Waddesdon 27192/32845
Watlington 21773/32845
Haseley Brook 20864/32845
Forest Hill & Holton (Worst) 20112/32845
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Your Health in Thame

If you are thinking of moving to Thame, 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 Thame 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%
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
Cherwell 0.84% 3%
South Oxfordshire (Thame) 0.73% 2.62%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Watlington (Best) 31968/32845
Chinnor 31967/32845
Thame 31118/32845
Haseley Brook 31044/32845
Oakley 30719/32845
Forest Hill & Holton 30601/32845
Long Crendon 28665/32845
Haddenham & Stone 28312/32845
The Risboroughs 27956/32845
Waddesdon (Worst) 25174/32845
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Deprivation in Thame

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 Thame. 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
Chinnor (Best) 28466/32845
Long Crendon 28384/32845
Thame 28248/32845
Haddenham & Stone 28100/32845
The Risboroughs 26129/32845
Oakley 24956/32845
Watlington 22486/32845
Waddesdon 22353/32845
Forest Hill & Holton 21665/32845
Haseley Brook (Worst) 20421/32845

Average rent in Thame

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Thame

If you are thinking of moving to Thame, 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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