Is Romsey, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Romsey?

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 Romsey. 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
Cupernham 17
Nutburn 11
Abbotswood 9
Halterworth 9
Crampmoor 6
Awbridge 1
Timsbury 0
Ashfield 0
Gosport 0
Shootash 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Romsey. 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 Romsey 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 Valley Park ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Valley Park (Best) 31141/32845
Romsey Tadburn 25166/32845
North Baddesley 24788/32845
Romsey Cupernham 22942/32845
Blackwater 22824/32845
Ampfield & Braishfield 22219/32845
Romsey Abbey 20968/32845
Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 19553/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 11859/32845
Coxford (Worst) 7310/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh Park has a long tradition of chavness

Your Health in Romsey

If you are thinking of moving to Romsey, 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 Romsey 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%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05%
Test Valley (Romsey) 0.8% 2.97%
Winchester 0.74% 2.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Valley Park (Best) 31377/32845
Ampfield & Braishfield 30017/32845
Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 28496/32845
Romsey Cupernham 26757/32845
Blackwater 26480/32845
North Baddesley 25925/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 25786/32845
Romsey Abbey 23068/32845
Romsey Tadburn 22383/32845
Coxford (Worst) 8911/32845
Reader Opinion:

Romsey pretends to be a nice place

Deprivation in Romsey

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 Romsey. 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
Valley Park (Best) 31759/32845
North Baddesley 26894/32845
Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 26004/32845
Romsey Cupernham 25653/32845
Ampfield & Braishfield 24474/32845
Romsey Tadburn 23894/32845
Romsey Abbey 22962/32845
Blackwater 20759/32845
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead 15955/32845
Coxford (Worst) 10706/32845

Average rent in Romsey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Romsey

If you are thinking of moving to Romsey, 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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