Is Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Welwyn Garden City a nice place to live or is Welwyn Garden City rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City truly a nice place to live, or are Harpenden, Hatfield and Hertford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Welwyn Garden City?

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 Welwyn Garden City. 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
Panshanger 107
Peartree 103
Handside 62
Hall Grove 60
Sherrardspark 51
Haldens 41
Tewin 18
Danesbury 10
The Frythe 2
Harmer Green 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Welwyn Garden City. 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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn East ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Welwyn East (Best) 26190/32845
Sherrards 21096/32845
Haldens 19635/32845
Handside 19476/32845
Panshanger 19358/32845
Hertford Rural South 18401/32845
Howlands 13735/32845
Hatfield East 13436/32845
Hollybush 12360/32845
Peartree (Worst) 11414/32845
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Your Health in Welwyn Garden City

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

Town Very Bad Bad
North Hertfordshire 0.81% 3.11%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hertford Rural South (Best) 32498/32845
Sherrards 25815/32845
Handside 25359/32845
Welwyn East 24459/32845
Hollybush 21187/32845
Panshanger 19980/32845
Howlands 19488/32845
Hatfield East 18346/32845
Haldens 16116/32845
Peartree (Worst) 13621/32845
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Deprivation in Welwyn Garden City

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 Welwyn Garden City. 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
Welwyn East (Best) 26350/32845
Sherrards 26030/32845
Handside 25268/32845
Hertford Rural South 24565/32845
Panshanger 20543/32845
Haldens 18887/32845
Hollybush 18396/32845
Howlands 17189/32845
Hatfield East 16634/32845
Peartree (Worst) 11191/32845

Average rent in Welwyn Garden City

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Welwyn Garden City

If you are thinking of moving to Welwyn Garden City, 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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