Moving to Thatcham, Berkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Thatcham, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Thatcham 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 Thatcham 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 Thatcham the land of milk and honey or are Newbury, Tadley and Whitchurch a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Thatcham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Thatcham. 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
Thatcham 41
Colthrop 31
Kennet and Avon Canal 31
Turner’s Green 28
Cold Ash 26
Ashmore Green 13
Upper Bucklebury 6
Hopgoods Green 6
Miles’s Green 2
Crookham 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newbury Central (Best) 18245/32845
Newbury Greenham 19021/32845
Newbury Clay Hill 20662/32845
Thatcham North East 23796/32845
Aldermaston 23991/32845
Chieveley & Cold Ash 25920/32845
Thatcham Central 26015/32845
Thatcham Colthrop 26151/32845
Thatcham West 26919/32845
Bucklebury (Worst) 28896/32845
Reader Opinion:

Pewsey: see the townies in their kevved-up Fiat Puntos by the Co-op

Your Health in Thatcham

If you are thinking of moving to Thatcham, 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 Thatcham 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
Reading 0.81% 2.95% 10.77% 35.27% 50.21%
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
Wokingham 0.61% 2.14% 9.44% 33.56% 54.26%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97% 11.62% 34.59% 50.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Newbury Greenham (Best) 21955/32845
Newbury Central 22972/32845
Thatcham Central 23577/32845
Newbury Clay Hill 23859/32845
Thatcham North East 24021/32845
Thatcham Colthrop 26276/32845
Aldermaston 27154/32845
Thatcham West 27220/32845
Bucklebury 28981/32845
Chieveley & Cold Ash (Worst) 31354/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitchurch (Wem): The abyss of Shropshire

Deprivation in Thatcham

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 Thatcham. 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
Newbury Greenham (Best) 19690/32845
Aldermaston 20922/32845
Newbury Clay Hill 21182/32845
Newbury Central 21298/32845
Bucklebury 23253/32845
Thatcham North East 24348/32845
Thatcham Central 25800/32845
Thatcham West 26769/32845
Thatcham Colthrop 27242/32845
Chieveley & Cold Ash (Worst) 27357/32845

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