Is Lymington, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Lymington a nice place to live or is Lymington rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Lymington 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 Lymington truly a nice place to live, or are Lyndhurst, New Milton and Yarmouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Lymington?

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 Lymington. 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
Lower Buckland 33
Buckland 32
Portmore 16
Pennington 15
Boldre 7
Battramsley Cross 7
Bull Hill 5
Pilley Bailey 5
Pilley 5
Waterford 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lymington. 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 Lymington 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 Hordle ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hordle (Best) 29609/32845
Milford 27614/32845
Boldre and Sway 27086/32845
Buckland 22867/32845
Totland 22096/32845
Fernhill 19606/32845
Becton 18343/32845
Lymington Town 16788/32845
Milton 15407/32845
Pennington (Worst) 13153/32845
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Your Health in Lymington

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Southampton 1.2% 3.89%
Isle of Wight 1.47% 5.01%
New Forest (Lymington) 1.08% 3.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Milford (Best) 29384/32845
Boldre and Sway 29302/32845
Lymington Town 27425/32845
Hordle 26803/32845
Becton 24132/32845
Buckland 24080/32845
Pennington 22010/32845
Fernhill 18866/32845
Milton 18796/32845
Totland (Worst) 16824/32845
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Deprivation in Lymington

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 Lymington. 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
Milford (Best) 28361/32845
Boldre and Sway 27611/32845
Lymington Town 27479/32845
Hordle 27425/32845
Becton 21961/32845
Buckland 21142/32845
Pennington 19841/32845
Fernhill 16639/32845
Milton 16491/32845
Totland (Worst) 16221/32845

Average rent in Lymington

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lymington

If you are thinking of moving to Lymington, 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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