Is Alton, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Alton a nice place to live or is Alton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Alton is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Alton truly a nice place to live, or are Bordon, Whitehill and Farnham a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Alton?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Alton. 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
Holybourne 39
Alton 28
The Butts 11
Cuckoo’s Corner 9
Neatham 8
Beech 4
Chawton 3
Upper Froyle 1
Upper Farringdon 0
Lower Farringdon 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Alton. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Alton and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Alton Ashdell ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Alton Ashdell (Best) 28839/32845
Four Marks & Medstead 25779/32845
Alton Amery 23554/32845
Alton Wooteys 20182/32845
Alton Holybourne 17847/32845
Alton Westbrooke 13478/32845
Alton Eastbrooke 13408/32845
Upton Grey and The Candovers 11880/32845
Whitehill Pinewood 11308/32845
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Your Health in Alton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Basingstoke and Deane 0.74% 2.72%
East Hampshire (Alton) 0.82% 2.89%
Waverley 0.72% 2.53%
Hart 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alton Ashdell (Best) 32161/32845
Four Marks & Medstead 30842/32845
Upton Grey and The Candovers 28512/32845
Alton Amery 27689/32845
Alton Westbrooke 23403/32845
Whitehill Pinewood 21699/32845
Alton Holybourne 18923/32845
Alton Eastbrooke 17973/32845
Alton Wooteys 16603/32845
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Deprivation in Alton

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 Alton. 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
Alton Ashdell (Best) 30800/32845
Alton Amery 29211/32845
Four Marks & Medstead 27999/32845
Alton Westbrooke 22869/32845
Whitehill Pinewood 18995/32845
Upton Grey and The Candovers 18775/32845
Alton Holybourne 18089/32845
Alton Eastbrooke 17540/32845
Alton Wooteys 17052/32845

Average rent in Alton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Alton

If you are thinking of moving to Alton, 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.