Is Petworth, West Sussex a nice place to live?

Is Petworth a nice place to live or is Petworth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Petworth 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 Petworth truly a nice place to live, or are Haslemere, Arundel and Midhurst a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Petworth?

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 Petworth. 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
Hampers Green 4
Little Bognor 1
Churchwood 1
Fittleworth 1
Tillington 1
Gorehill 1
Byworth 1
Haslingbourne 1
Heath End 0
Rotherbridge 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Petworth. 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 Petworth 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 Loxwood ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Loxwood (Best) 29181/32845
Midhurst 27787/32845
Easebourne 27575/32845
Petworth 27366/32845
Fernhurst 26997/32845
Haslemere East and Grayswood 26933/32845
Storrington & Washington 26560/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 25960/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 25678/32845
Fittleworth (Worst) 23763/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chichester, the haven of snobs, fakes and shallow tossers!

Your Health in Petworth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Arun 1.25% 4.42%
Chichester (Petworth) 0.96% 3.36%
Horsham 0.82% 2.71%
East Hampshire 0.82% 2.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Haslemere East and Grayswood (Best) 30019/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 28232/32845
Fittleworth 27811/32845
Loxwood 27785/32845
Easebourne 27738/32845
Storrington & Washington 26845/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 26527/32845
Midhurst 26494/32845
Petworth 25501/32845
Fernhurst (Worst) 24824/32845
Reader Opinion:

Arundel - Land of Chavs and Pensioners

Deprivation in Petworth

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 Petworth. 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
Haslemere East and Grayswood (Best) 29987/32845
Chiddingfold and Dunsfold 26762/32845
Fernhurst 23611/32845
Pulborough, Coldwaltham & Amberley 22751/32845
Storrington & Washington 22293/32845
Midhurst 21780/32845
Loxwood 20669/32845
Easebourne 20633/32845
Fittleworth 18912/32845
Petworth (Worst) 17552/32845

Average rent in Petworth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Petworth

If you are thinking of moving to Petworth, 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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