Is Haslemere, Surrey a nice place to live?

Is Haslemere a nice place to live or is Haslemere rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Haslemere 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 Haslemere truly a nice place to live, or are Bordon, Whitehill and Godalming a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Haslemere?

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 Haslemere. 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
Haslemere 14
Shottermill 12
Camelsdale 12
Shepherd’s Hill 9
Critchmere 8
Beacon Hill 3
Nutcombe 2
Grayswood 2
Grayshott 2
Bowlhead Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Haslemere. 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 Haslemere 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 Grayshott ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Grayshott (Best) 30540/32845
Hindhead 30385/32845
Loxwood 29181/32845
Fernhurst 26997/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood 26933/32845
Haslemere Critchmere and Shottermill 26736/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 25960/32845
Headley 22365/32845
Milford 20998/32845
Bramshott & Liphook (Worst) 20858/32845
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Your Health in Haslemere

If you are thinking of moving to Haslemere, 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 Haslemere 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 (Haslemere) 0.72% 2.53%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8%
Hart 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haslemere East and Grayswood (Best) 30019/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 28232/32845
Headley 28052/32845
Loxwood 27785/32845
Bramshott & Liphook 26298/32845
Milford 25207/32845
Fernhurst 24824/32845
Grayshott 24786/32845
Haslemere Critchmere and Shottermill 23100/32845
Hindhead (Worst) 21587/32845
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Deprivation in Haslemere

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 Haslemere. 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
Hindhead (Best) 30151/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood 29987/32845
Milford 27069/32845
Grayshott 27049/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 26762/32845
Haslemere Critchmere and Shottermill 26180/32845
Bramshott & Liphook 25491/32845
Headley 24972/32845
Fernhurst 23611/32845
Loxwood (Worst) 20669/32845

Average rent in Haslemere

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Haslemere

If you are thinking of moving to Haslemere, 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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