Is Buntingford, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Buntingford a nice place to live or is Buntingford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Buntingford 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 Buntingford truly a nice place to live, or are Baldock, Royston and Stevenage a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Buntingford?

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 Buntingford. 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
Buntingford 9
Rib 2
Chipping 2
Buckland 1
Aspenden 0
Anstey 0
Great Hormead 0
Little Hormead 0
Bozen Green 0
Mill End 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Buntingford. 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 Buntingford 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 Mundens and Cottered ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Mundens and Cottered (Best) 23756/32845
Manor 23356/32845
Puckeridge 22819/32845
Braughing 22180/32845
Watton-at-Stone 21409/32845
Weston and Sandon 21279/32845
Thundridge & Standon 20774/32845
Buntingford 20045/32845
Ermine 15069/32845
Martins Wood (Worst) 13455/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stevenage is a town where you keep your head down when walking

Your Health in Buntingford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thundridge & Standon (Best) 32392/32845
Watton-at-Stone 32290/32845
Buntingford 31669/32845
Puckeridge 31516/32845
Braughing 30712/32845
Weston and Sandon 29915/32845
Ermine 28557/32845
Mundens and Cottered 27854/32845
Manor 25265/32845
Martins Wood (Worst) 17928/32845
Reader Opinion:

Loathsome Luton!

Deprivation in Buntingford

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 Buntingford. 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
Watton-at-Stone (Best) 29591/32845
Puckeridge 29013/32845
Manor 26126/32845
Buntingford 25127/32845
Thundridge & Standon 23764/32845
Ermine 23018/32845
Braughing 22617/32845
Weston and Sandon 19325/32845
Mundens and Cottered 18298/32845
Martins Wood (Worst) 13517/32845

Average rent in Buntingford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Buntingford

If you are thinking of moving to Buntingford, 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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