Is Broxbourne, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Broxbourne a nice place to live or is Broxbourne rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Broxbourne 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 Broxbourne truly a nice place to live, or are Waltham Abbey, Cheshunt and Hoddesdon a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Broxbourne?

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 Broxbourne. 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
Turnford 72
Rye Park 36
Hailey 36
Lea Navigation 35
Keysers Estate 33
Spitalbrook 31
Hoddesdon 22
Broxbourne 20
Lower Nazeing 8
Goose Green 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Broxbourne. 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 Broxbourne 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 Hertford Heath ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hertford Heath (Best) 27591/32845
Great Amwell 24141/32845
Goffs Oak 23569/32845
Lower Nazeing 19234/32845
Hoddesdon North 18912/32845
Flamstead End 17629/32845
Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 16626/32845
Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 16502/32845
Waltham Abbey North East 13599/32845
Wormley and Turnford (Worst) 13598/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness

Your Health in Broxbourne

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Enfield 1.34% 4.11%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Broxbourne (Broxbourne) 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hertford Heath (Best) 30212/32845
Great Amwell 29264/32845
Goffs Oak 28215/32845
Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 27293/32845
Hoddesdon North 26634/32845
Lower Nazeing 26315/32845
Wormley and Turnford 25035/32845
Flamstead End 24691/32845
Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 23802/32845
Waltham Abbey North East (Worst) 20271/32845
Reader Opinion:

Potters Bar: words almost fail me describing this hole of despair

Deprivation in Broxbourne

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 Broxbourne. 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 Amwell (Best) 24348/32845
Hertford Heath 24300/32845
Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South 22440/32845
Lower Nazeing 22401/32845
Goffs Oak 21616/32845
Hoddesdon North 20405/32845
Flamstead End 17460/32845
Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park 16699/32845
Wormley and Turnford 15101/32845
Waltham Abbey North East (Worst) 14706/32845

Average rent in Broxbourne

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Broxbourne

If you are thinking of moving to Broxbourne, 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.