Moving to Willesden, London? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Willesden in London? 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 Willesden 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 Willesden the land of milk and honey or are Acton, Hendon and Wembley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Willesden

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 Willesden. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Brondesbury 245
Dudden Hill 241
Kensal Rise 240
Kilburn 240
Neasden 216
Brondesbury Park 200
Harlesden 192
Cricklewood 182
Dollis Hill 163
Child’s Hill 156

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

Ward Average rank in England
College Park and Old Oak (Best) 12132/32845
Welsh Harp 10978/32845
Queens Park 10713/32845
Willesden Green 8478/32845
Brondesbury Park 8351/32845
Mapesbury 8277/32845
Kensal Green 8094/32845
Dudden Hill 7108/32845
Harlesden 5590/32845
Stonebridge (Worst) 5454/32845
Reader Opinion:

West Hendon - A greyer shade of grey

Your Health in Willesden

If you are thinking of moving to Willesden, 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 Willesden 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
Brent (Willesden) 1.38% 3.96% 11.8% 34.76% 48.1%
Ealing 1.22% 3.79% 11.35% 34.48% 49.16%
Harrow 1.1% 3.47% 11.85% 36% 47.58%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.3% 3.58% 9.42% 29.25% 56.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Queens Park (Best) 25163/32845
Dudden Hill 22486/32845
Brondesbury Park 22121/32845
Welsh Harp 21120/32845
Mapesbury 19493/32845
Willesden Green 19222/32845
Kensal Green 18832/32845
Harlesden 17023/32845
Stonebridge 12767/32845
College Park and Old Oak (Worst) 8742/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Willesden

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 Willesden. 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
Queens Park (Best) 15806/32845
Brondesbury Park 14003/32845
Mapesbury 11921/32845
Welsh Harp 10761/32845
Dudden Hill 9987/32845
Kensal Green 9247/32845
Willesden Green 8607/32845
College Park and Old Oak 7099/32845
Harlesden 4821/32845
Stonebridge (Worst) 3118/32845

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