Is Portchester, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Portchester a nice place to live or is Portchester rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Portchester 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 Portchester truly a nice place to live, or are Fareham, Gosport and Southwick a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Portchester?

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 Portchester. 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
Hardway 137
Cosham 134
Highbury 123
Paulsgrove 76
Wallington 64
Bridgemary 54
Portchester 21
Tipner 19
Southwick 2
Boarhunt 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Portchester. 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 Portchester 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 Portchester West ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 26645/32845
Portchester East 20304/32845
Fareham East 15985/32845
Hardway 15178/32845
Bridgemary North 13439/32845
Cosham 12522/32845
Hilsea 9689/32845
Bridgemary South 9142/32845
Paulsgrove 8016/32845
Rowner and Holbrook (Worst) 6613/32845
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Your Health in Portchester

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Havant 1.31% 4.29%
Fareham (Portchester) 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 28451/32845
Fareham East 25833/32845
Portchester East 24741/32845
Hardway 21998/32845
Cosham 13486/32845
Hilsea 13205/32845
Bridgemary North 12770/32845
Rowner and Holbrook 10238/32845
Paulsgrove 9437/32845
Bridgemary South (Worst) 8786/32845
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Deprivation in Portchester

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 Portchester. 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
Portchester West (Best) 27014/32845
Portchester East 24039/32845
Fareham East 22853/32845
Hardway 21145/32845
Cosham 13102/32845
Hilsea 12605/32845
Bridgemary North 12332/32845
Bridgemary South 10157/32845
Rowner and Holbrook 10100/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 6062/32845

Average rent in Portchester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Portchester

If you are thinking of moving to Portchester, 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.