Is Lyndhurst, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Lyndhurst?

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 Lyndhurst. 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
Custards 7
Goose Green 7
Balmerlawn 4
Brockenhurst 4
Ashurst 3
Bartley 2
Cadnam 1
Emery Down 0
London Minstead 0
Minstead 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Lyndhurst. 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 Lyndhurst 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 Boldre and Sway ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Boldre and Sway (Best) 27086/32845
Lyndhurst 25828/32845
Marchwood 23791/32845
Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh 20064/32845
Totton Central 19239/32845
Totton South 14198/32845
Totton West 12882/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 11859/32845
Totton North 9209/32845
Totton East (Worst) 8367/32845
Reader Opinion:

Romsey pretends to be a nice place

Your Health in Lyndhurst

If you are thinking of moving to Lyndhurst, 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 Lyndhurst 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%
New Forest (Lyndhurst) 1.08% 3.81%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Boldre and Sway (Best) 29302/32845
Lyndhurst 26822/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 25786/32845
Totton West 25252/32845
Marchwood 25239/32845
Totton Central 23883/32845
Totton South 23500/32845
Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh 22128/32845
Totton East 20785/32845
Totton North (Worst) 19705/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bartley a hole between Totton and the posh Lyndhurst

Deprivation in Lyndhurst

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 Lyndhurst. 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
Boldre and Sway (Best) 27611/32845
Marchwood 26568/32845
Totton Central 25351/32845
Lyndhurst 23785/32845
Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh 23752/32845
Totton West 20663/32845
Totton South 18850/32845
Totton East 18114/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 15955/32845
Totton North (Worst) 15127/32845

Average rent in Lyndhurst

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lyndhurst

If you are thinking of moving to Lyndhurst, 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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