Is Havant, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Havant?

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 Havant. 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
Stockheath 137
Warblington 70
Brockhampton 60
Bedhampton 46
Langstone 27
Emsworth 27
Hermitage 16
Stoke 5
Tye 5
Northney 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Havant. 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 Havant 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
Drayton and Farlington 23344/32845
Hayling East 19779/32845
Emsworth 15683/32845
St Faith's 11897/32845
Bedhampton 10810/32845
Bondfields 5228/32845
Warren Park 4337/32845
Barncroft 3754/32845
Battins (Worst) 3178/32845
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Your Health in Havant

If you are thinking of moving to Havant, 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 Havant 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 (Havant) 1.31% 4.29%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Drayton and Farlington (Best) 24819/32845
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
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Deprivation in Havant

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 Havant. 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
Drayton and Farlington (Best) 26716/32845
Southbourne 23590/32845
Emsworth 22836/32845
St Faith's 19280/32845
Hayling East 16772/32845
Bedhampton 16687/32845
Barncroft 5581/32845
Bondfields 4798/32845
Warren Park 3813/32845
Battins (Worst) 3494/32845

Average rent in Havant

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Havant

If you are thinking of moving to Havant, 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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