Moving to Watlington, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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

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

Crime in Watlington

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 Watlington. 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
Ewelme 5
Aston Rowant 2
Warpsgrove 1
Park Corner 1
Watlington 0
Shirburn 0
South Weston 0
Britwell Salome 0
Christmas Common 0
Postcombe 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Watlington. 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 Watlington. 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
Chinnor 28132/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 27232/32845
Hambleden Valley 25638/32845
Wallingford 25634/32845
Berinsfield 25596/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 25350/32845
Watlington 21773/32845
Haseley Brook (Worst) 20864/32845
Reader Opinion:

Thame is quite posh, however, it is also an inbred sh*t town!

Your Health in Watlington

If you are thinking of moving to Watlington, 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 Watlington 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%
Reading 0.81% 2.95%
South Oxfordshire (Watlington) 0.73% 2.62%
Wokingham 0.61% 2.14%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Watlington. 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 Watlington. 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
Benson & Crowmarsh 31797/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 31552/32845
Haseley Brook 31044/32845
Hambleden Valley 30894/32845
Chalgrove 30682/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 27617/32845
Wallingford 27529/32845
Berinsfield (Worst) 25431/32845
Reader Opinion:

Didcot - a railway siding dressed up as a portal to real, actual hell

Deprivation in Watlington

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 Watlington. 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
Benson & Crowmarsh (Best) 29439/32845
Chinnor 28466/32845
Chalgrove 28268/32845
Wallingford 26996/32845
Woodcote & Rotherfield 26382/32845
Stokenchurch and Radnage 25134/32845
Watlington 22486/32845
Berinsfield 20463/32845
Haseley Brook 20421/32845
Hambleden Valley (Worst) 19451/32845

Average rent in Watlington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Watlington

If you are thinking of moving to Watlington, 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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