Is Emsworth, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Emsworth a nice place to live or is Emsworth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Emsworth 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 Emsworth truly a nice place to live, or are Havant, Waterlooville and Chichester a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Emsworth?

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 Emsworth. 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
Warblington 70
Brockhampton 60
New Brighton 29
Emsworth 27
Southbourne 19
Hambrook 17
Hermitage 16
Inlands 15
Breach 15
Northney 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Emsworth. 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 Emsworth 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 Southbourne ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Southbourne (Best) 28379/32845
Hayling East 19779/32845
Emsworth 15683/32845
Westbourne 15517/32845
St Faith's 11897/32845
Bedhampton 10810/32845
Bondfields 5228/32845
Warren Park 4337/32845
Barncroft 3754/32845
Battins (Worst) 3178/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gosport - godsport my a*rse

Your Health in Emsworth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Havant (Emsworth) 1.31% 4.29%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westbourne (Best) 22886/32845
Emsworth 22534/32845
Southbourne 20245/32845
St Faith's 18334/32845
Bedhampton 15702/32845
Hayling East 15427/32845
Barncroft 11131/32845
Bondfields 5831/32845
Battins 5828/32845
Warren Park (Worst) 5299/32845
Reader Opinion:

Selsey, a forgotten backwater town at the end of the line (literally)

Deprivation in Emsworth

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 Emsworth. 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
Southbourne (Best) 23590/32845
Emsworth 22836/32845
St Faith's 19280/32845
Westbourne 17814/32845
Hayling East 16772/32845
Bedhampton 16687/32845
Barncroft 5581/32845
Bondfields 4798/32845
Warren Park 3813/32845
Battins (Worst) 3494/32845

Average rent in Emsworth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Emsworth

If you are thinking of moving to Emsworth, 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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