Is Andover, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Andover a nice place to live or is Andover rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Andover 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 Andover truly a nice place to live, or are Whitchurch, Ludgershall and Tidworth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Andover?

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 Andover. 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
Andover 76
Knights Enham 45
Charlton 35
Little London 24
Upper Enham 16
Enham Alamein 16
Andover Down 12
Upper Clatford 1
Anna Valley 0
Little Ann 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Andover. 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 Andover 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 Bellinger ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bellinger (Best) 30289/32845
Anna 28420/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 27624/32845
Andover Millway 23716/32845
Bourne Valley 20855/32845
Andover Winton 19290/32845
Andover Harroway 16305/32845
Andover St Mary's 11080/32845
Andover Romans 7081/32845
Reader Opinion:

Andover: gulag of Hampshire

Your Health in Andover

If you are thinking of moving to Andover, 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 Andover 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%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48%
Test Valley (Andover) 0.8% 2.97%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Anna (Best) 28226/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 28151/32845
Bourne Valley 27040/32845
Bellinger 25168/32845
Andover Millway 24997/32845
Andover Winton 23680/32845
Andover Harroway 20825/32845
Andover St Mary's 19780/32845
Andover Romans 14577/32845
Reader Opinion:

Andover - The town where dreams are made & then shattered!

Deprivation in Andover

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 Andover. 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
Andover Millway (Best) 26528/32845
Anna 26196/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 25347/32845
Andover Winton 24641/32845
Bellinger 22631/32845
Andover Harroway 19416/32845
Bourne Valley 18793/32845
Andover St Mary's 15476/32845
Andover Romans 11086/32845

Average rent in Andover

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Andover

If you are thinking of moving to Andover, 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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