Moving to Woking, Surrey? What you need to know

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Moving to Woking, Surrey - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Woking in Surrey? 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 Woking 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 Woking the land of milk and honey or are Beltchingley, Chertsey and Weybridge a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Woking

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 Woking. 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
Maybury 103
Horsell 71
Sheerwater 69
Cartbridge 50
Horsell Birch 47
St Johns 21
Hook Heath 21
Mayford 7
Mimbridge 3
Stonehill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Canalside (Best) 12831/32845
Hoe Valley 14888/32845
Knaphill 18126/32845
Woodham & Rowtown 18395/32845
Mount Hermon 18487/32845
Horsell 20727/32845
Byfleet and West Byfleet 20958/32845
St John's 21983/32845
Pyrford 22554/32845
Goldsworth Park (Worst) 23686/32845
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Your Health in Woking

If you are thinking of moving to Woking, 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 Woking 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
Guildford 0.67% 2.48% 9.8% 33.13% 53.92%
Woking (Woking) 0.77% 2.62% 10.27% 34.57% 51.78%
Surrey Heath 0.74% 2.49% 10% 33.3% 53.47%
Runnymede 0.75% 2.94% 10.89% 34.1% 51.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Goldsworth Park (Best) 21502/32845
Canalside 21601/32845
St John's 23720/32845
Hoe Valley 23916/32845
Knaphill 24973/32845
Byfleet and West Byfleet 25009/32845
Pyrford 26772/32845
Woodham & Rowtown 27102/32845
Horsell 27692/32845
Mount Hermon (Worst) 29110/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Woking

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 Woking. 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
Canalside (Best) 18977/32845
Hoe Valley 21961/32845
Goldsworth Park 24174/32845
Woodham & Rowtown 25869/32845
St John's 25884/32845
Byfleet and West Byfleet 26378/32845
Knaphill 26405/32845
Mount Hermon 26662/32845
Pyrford 26775/32845
Horsell (Worst) 28530/32845

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