Is Wembley, London a nice place to live?

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Moving to Wembley, London - What you need to know
Moving to Wembley, London - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Wembley 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 Wembley 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 Wembley truly a nice place to live, or are Acton, Ealing and Willesden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wembley

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 Wembley. 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
Neasden 216
Lower Place 147
Stonebridge 147
Tokyngton 111
North Wembley 108
Kenton 88
Alperton 81
Harrow on the Hill 80
Grand Union Canal 78
Brent 60

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

Ward Average rank in England
Perivale (Best) 19180/32845
Hanger Hill 18283/32845
Northwick Park 17743/32845
North Greenford 17238/32845
Alperton 17065/32845
Preston 14468/32845
Barnhill 13499/32845
Sudbury 13272/32845
Wembley Central 11835/32845
Tokyngton (Worst) 11414/32845
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Your Health in Wembley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Brent (Wembley) 1.38% 3.96%
Ealing 1.22% 3.79%
Harrow 1.1% 3.47%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hanger Hill (Best) 27444/32845
Wembley Central 27436/32845
Alperton 27298/32845
North Greenford 26893/32845
Preston 26422/32845
Northwick Park 26280/32845
Perivale 25356/32845
Tokyngton 24053/32845
Sudbury 23544/32845
Barnhill (Worst) 21514/32845
Reader Opinion:

Neasden - Where the grass isn't greener because there is no grass

Deprivation in Wembley

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 Wembley. 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
Hanger Hill (Best) 20544/32845
Northwick Park 19581/32845
North Greenford 18751/32845
Perivale 16689/32845
Preston 15501/32845
Tokyngton 13019/32845
Wembley Central 12778/32845
Sudbury 12637/32845
Alperton 12529/32845
Barnhill (Worst) 12269/32845

Average rent in Wembley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wembley

If you are thinking of moving to Wembley, 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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