Is Hornsey, London a nice place to live?

Is Hornsey a nice place to live or is Hornsey rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Hornsey 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 Hornsey truly a nice place to live, or are Finchley, Tottenham and Wood Green a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Hornsey?

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 Hornsey. 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
Tottenham 17
New River 16
South Tottenham 16
Harringay 13
Hornsey 4
Cranley Gardens 4
Hornsey Vale 2
Crouch End 2
Bowes Park 2
New Southgate 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hornsey. 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 Hornsey 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 Alexandra ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Alexandra (Best) 13912/32845
Highgate 12518/32845
Hornsey 11002/32845
Crouch End 10833/32845
Muswell Hill 10496/32845
Stroud Green 9261/32845
Hillrise 8186/32845
Harringay 7750/32845
West Green 5685/32845
Noel Park (Worst) 3430/32845
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Your Health in Hornsey

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Barnet 1.14% 3.42%
Haringey (Hornsey) 1.48% 4.18%
Islington 1.68% 4.74%
Camden 1.44% 4.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alexandra (Best) 26825/32845
Highgate 24645/32845
Muswell Hill 24164/32845
Crouch End 22107/32845
Stroud Green 18979/32845
Harringay 17280/32845
West Green 15773/32845
Noel Park 15103/32845
Hornsey 14736/32845
Hillrise (Worst) 10457/32845
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Deprivation in Hornsey

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 Hornsey. 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
Alexandra (Best) 22390/32845
Muswell Hill 21402/32845
Highgate 19068/32845
Crouch End 18822/32845
Stroud Green 14765/32845
Harringay 11617/32845
Hornsey 11534/32845
Hillrise 9035/32845
West Green 7711/32845
Noel Park (Worst) 6894/32845

Average rent in Hornsey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hornsey

If you are thinking of moving to Hornsey, 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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