Moving to Wallingford, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wallingford 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 Wallingford 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 Wallingford truly a nice place to live, or are Didcot, Dorchester and Watlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wallingford

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 Wallingford. 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
Crowmarsh Gifford 22
Wallingford 21
Benson 13
Littleworth 12
Ewelme 5
North Stoke 1
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell 0
Shillingford 0
Oakley Wood 0
Turners Court 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Benson & Crowmarsh (Best) 30643/32845
Chalgrove 30527/32845
Goring 30363/32845
Didcot North East 28395/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 27232/32845
Cholsey 26683/32845
Wallingford 25634/32845
Berinsfield 25596/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 20558/32845
Didcot South (Worst) 19322/32845
Reader Opinion:

Abingdon or more accurately, "ScAbingdon"

Your Health in Wallingford

If you are thinking of moving to Wallingford, 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 Wallingford compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
Reading 0.81% 2.95%
South Oxfordshire (Wallingford) 0.73% 2.62%
Wokingham 0.61% 2.14%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Benson & Crowmarsh (Best) 31797/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 31552/32845
Goring 31500/32845
Chalgrove 30682/32845
Cholsey 30154/32845
Didcot North East 29392/32845
Wallingford 27529/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 25936/32845
Berinsfield 25431/32845
Didcot South (Worst) 23913/32845
Reader Opinion:

Didcot...

Deprivation in Wallingford

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 Wallingford. 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
Goring (Best) 31215/32845
Benson & Crowmarsh 29439/32845
Didcot North East 28347/32845
Chalgrove 28268/32845
Cholsey 28124/32845
Wallingford 26996/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 26382/32845
Sandford & the Wittenhams 22218/32845
Didcot South 21983/32845
Berinsfield (Worst) 20463/32845

Average rent in Wallingford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wallingford

If you are thinking of moving to Wallingford, 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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