Moving to Wokingham, Berkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wokingham, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wokingham in Berkshire? 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 Wokingham 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 Wokingham the land of milk and honey or are Crowthorne, Sandhurst and Yateley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wokingham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wokingham. 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
Blackwater 19
Heathlands 10
Ravenswood Village Settlement 10
Holme Green 9
Honey Hill 8
Gardeners Green 8
Langley Common 8
Arborfield Garrison 6
Barkham 4
Finchampstead 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wescott (Best) 21018/32845
Great Hollands South 22917/32845
Norreys 22936/32845
Arborfield 24466/32845
Emmbrook 25552/32845
Finchampstead South 25671/32845
Wokingham Without 29298/32845
Evendons 31340/32845
Finchampstead North 31716/32845
Barkham (Worst) 32089/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidenhead - What an absolute dump

Your Health in Wokingham

If you are thinking of moving to Wokingham, 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 Wokingham 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
Reading 0.81% 2.95% 10.77% 35.27% 50.21%
Windsor and Maidenhead 0.75% 2.68% 9.85% 32.22% 54.51%
Wokingham (Wokingham) 0.61% 2.14% 9.44% 33.56% 54.26%
Bracknell Forest 0.72% 2.53% 10.06% 34.29% 52.4%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Hollands South (Best) 24729/32845
Norreys 27888/32845
Finchampstead South 28930/32845
Wokingham Without 30330/32845
Emmbrook 31097/32845
Evendons 31775/32845
Arborfield 32118/32845
Finchampstead North 32134/32845
Wescott 32190/32845
Barkham (Worst) 32314/32845
Reader Opinion:

Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

Deprivation in Wokingham

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 Wokingham. 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
Great Hollands South (Best) 20961/32845
Finchampstead South 26451/32845
Arborfield 26760/32845
Norreys 26989/32845
Wokingham Without 28226/32845
Barkham 30071/32845
Wescott 30158/32845
Emmbrook 30956/32845
Evendons 31074/32845
Finchampstead North (Worst) 31610/32845

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  1. Maidenhead – What an absolute dump

    Maidenhead – What an absolute dump

  2. Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

    Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

  3. Bracknell is a dump… need i say more?

    Bracknell is a dump… need i say more?

  4. Reading – it’s the home of some great characters

    Reading – it’s the home of some great characters

  5. Sandhurst, there is nothing to do… really, nothing.

    Sandhurst, there is nothing to do… really, nothing.

  6. Reading – what was a fairly nice university town is now a hell hole

    Reading – what was a fairly nice university town is now a hell hole

  7. Slough, If the Earth needed an enema, this where they’d insert the tube

    Slough, If the Earth needed an enema, this where they’d insert the tube

  8. Maidenhead: Not fit for a Royal wedding!

    Maidenhead: Not fit for a Royal wedding!

  9. Bracknell, If Berkshire needed an enema this is where they’d stick the tube

    Bracknell, If Berkshire needed an enema this is where they’d stick the tube