Moving to Wimbledon, London? What you need to know

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Moving to Wimbledon, London - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wimbledon 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 Wimbledon 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 Wimbledon the land of milk and honey or are Barnes, Kingston upon Thames and Mitcham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wimbledon

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 Wimbledon. 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
Tooting Graveney 233
Collier’s Wood 199
Earlsfield 145
Southfields 123
South Wimbledon 93
Raynes Park 71
Bushey Mead 71
Morden 63
Crooked Billet 47
Copse Hill 44

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lavender Fields (Best) 15986/32845
Earlsfield 18888/32845
Abbey 19970/32845
Wimbledon Park 20389/32845
Trinity 20948/32845
Merton Park 21744/32845
Village 22161/32845
Dundonald 22551/32845
Hillside 25706/32845
Tooting (Worst) 9362/32845
Reader Opinion:

Tooting... yikes!

Your Health in Wimbledon

If you are thinking of moving to Wimbledon, 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 Wimbledon 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
Lambeth 1.17% 3.54% 10.29% 32.1% 52.9%
Wandsworth 0.92% 2.85% 8.89% 29.95% 57.39%
Merton (Wimbledon) 0.88% 2.97% 10.53% 33.6% 52.03%
Sutton 0.9% 3.19% 11.64% 35.53% 48.74%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tooting (Best) 18308/32845
Lavender Fields 19820/32845
Earlsfield 20027/32845
Abbey 23478/32845
Trinity 24449/32845
Wimbledon Park 28027/32845
Dundonald 28311/32845
Hillside 28459/32845
Merton Park 29818/32845
Village (Worst) 31092/32845
Reader Opinion:

Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

Deprivation in Wimbledon

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 Wimbledon. 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
Tooting (Best) 13928/32845
Lavender Fields 15220/32845
Earlsfield 19916/32845
Abbey 23493/32845
Trinity 25316/32845
Wimbledon Park 26750/32845
Merton Park 27030/32845
Dundonald 28647/32845
Hillside 28711/32845
Village (Worst) 29561/32845

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