Moving to Woodley, Berkshire? What you need to know

Moving to Woodley, Berkshire - What you need to know
Moving to Woodley, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Woodley 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 Woodley 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 Woodley truly a nice place to live, or are Earley, Reading and Wokingham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Woodley

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 Woodley. 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
Lower Caversham 153
Earley 35
Lower Earley 23
Play Hatch 14
Ruscombe 10
Loddon 7
Twyford 7
Charvil 4
Carter’s Hill 3
Borough Marsh 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Charvil (Best) 31129/32845
Hawkedon 30250/32845
Maiden Erlegh 30142/32845
Sonning 29151/32845
Coronation 28984/32845
Loddon 26652/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 25954/32845
South Lake 25699/32845
Park 17723/32845
Church (Worst) 12720/32845
Reader Opinion:

Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

Your Health in Woodley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Reading 0.81% 2.95%
Windsor and Maidenhead 0.75% 2.68%
Wokingham (Woodley) 0.61% 2.14%
Bracknell Forest 0.72% 2.53%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Maiden Erlegh (Best) 31981/32845
Charvil 31841/32845
Sonning 31782/32845
Coronation 31685/32845
Hawkedon 31627/32845
South Lake 30273/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 29862/32845
Loddon 27893/32845
Park 19875/32845
Church (Worst) 12899/32845
Reader Opinion:

Maidenhead - What an absolute dump

Deprivation in Woodley

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 Woodley. 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
Maiden Erlegh (Best) 32031/32845
Coronation 31736/32845
Sonning 31205/32845
Hawkedon 30116/32845
Charvil 30043/32845
South Lake 28426/32845
Loddon 28329/32845
Bulmershe and Whitegates 24874/32845
Park 19752/32845
Church (Worst) 10924/32845

Average rent in Woodley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Woodley

If you are thinking of moving to Woodley, 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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