Is Farnham, Surrey a nice place to live?

Is Farnham a nice place to live or is Farnham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Farnham 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 Farnham truly a nice place to live, or are Aldershot, Fleet and North Camp a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Farnham?

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 Farnham. 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
Farnham 45
Hale 31
Hog Hatch 21
Heath End 17
Upper Hale 17
Shortheath 13
Boundstone 10
The Bourne 5
Lower Bourne 5
Moor Park 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Farnham. 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 Farnham 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 Farnham Bourne ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Farnham Bourne (Best) 30565/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 28536/32845
Farnham Firgrove 27670/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 26997/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 26666/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 26513/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 24792/32845
Farnham Castle 22926/32845
Farnham Moor Park 21553/32845
Farnham Upper Hale (Worst) 16764/32845
Reader Opinion:

Aldershot: is not all bad, in fact, it's quite good!

Your Health in Farnham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Hampshire 0.82% 2.89%
Waverley (Farnham) 0.72% 2.53%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8%
Hart 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnham Bourne (Best) 31599/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 31384/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 28624/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 28001/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 26960/32845
Farnham Moor Park 26672/32845
Farnham Firgrove 26612/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 25828/32845
Farnham Upper Hale 23633/32845
Farnham Castle (Worst) 23434/32845
Reader Opinion:

Farnham - Surrey's snootiest town

Deprivation in Farnham

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 Farnham. 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
Farnham Bourne (Best) 32425/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 30434/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 29682/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 29438/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 28996/32845
Farnham Firgrove 28614/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 27410/32845
Farnham Castle 26501/32845
Farnham Moor Park 25678/32845
Farnham Upper Hale (Worst) 22267/32845

Average rent in Farnham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Farnham

If you are thinking of moving to Farnham, 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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