Is New Milton, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in New Milton?

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 New Milton. 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
Ashley 54
New Milton 38
Barton on Sea 32
Tiptoe 9
Hordle 9
Bashley Park 6
Bashley 6
Beckley 4
Downton 3
Ashley Clinton 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for New Milton. 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 New Milton 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 Highcliffe & Walkford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Highcliffe & Walkford (Best) 30351/32845
Hordle 29609/32845
Barton 28967/32845
Boldre and Sway 27086/32845
Bashley 24641/32845
Fernhill 19606/32845
Becton 18343/32845
Bransgore and Burley 17826/32845
Brockenhurst and Forest South East 16725/32845
Milton (Worst) 15407/32845
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Your Health in New Milton

If you are thinking of moving to New Milton, 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 New Milton 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 (New Milton) 1.08% 3.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Brockenhurst and Forest South East (Best) 30800/32845
Boldre and Sway 29302/32845
Bashley 28297/32845
Barton 27265/32845
Hordle 26803/32845
Bransgore and Burley 26796/32845
Highcliffe & Walkford 26206/32845
Becton 24132/32845
Fernhill 18866/32845
Milton (Worst) 18796/32845

Deprivation in New Milton

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 New Milton. 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
Barton (Best) 27865/32845
Boldre and Sway 27611/32845
Bashley 27446/32845
Hordle 27425/32845
Highcliffe & Walkford 27200/32845
Brockenhurst and Forest South East 24623/32845
Bransgore and Burley 24515/32845
Becton 21961/32845
Fernhill 16639/32845
Milton (Worst) 16491/32845

Average rent in New Milton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in New Milton

If you are thinking of moving to New Milton, 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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