Is Whitchurch, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Whitchurch a nice place to live or is Whitchurch rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Whitchurch 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 Whitchurch truly a nice place to live, or are Andover, Basingstoke and Tadley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Whitchurch?

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 Whitchurch. 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
Foxdown 6
Southington 5
Ashe 2
Longparish 2
Freefolk 1
St Mary Bourne 0
Cole Henley 0
Tufton 0
Egbury 0
Forton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whitchurch (Best) 28069/32845
Oakley and North Waltham 25216/32845
Andover Millway 23716/32845
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon 21363/32845
Harewood 21074/32845
Bourne Valley 20855/32845
Andover Winton 19290/32845
Andover St Mary's 11080/32845
Andover Romans 7081/32845
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Your Health in Whitchurch

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Basingstoke and Deane (Whitchurch) 0.74% 2.72%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97%
Winchester 0.74% 2.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Harewood (Best) 30309/32845
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon 28741/32845
Oakley and North Waltham 27189/32845
Bourne Valley 27040/32845
Whitchurch 26489/32845
Andover Millway 24997/32845
Andover Winton 23680/32845
Andover St Mary's 19780/32845
Andover Romans 14577/32845
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Deprivation in Whitchurch

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 Whitchurch. 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
Whitchurch (Best) 29191/32845
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon 28178/32845
Oakley and North Waltham 28030/32845
Andover Millway 26528/32845
Andover Winton 24641/32845
Harewood 20752/32845
Bourne Valley 18793/32845
Andover St Mary's 15476/32845
Andover Romans 11086/32845

Average rent in Whitchurch

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Whitchurch

If you are thinking of moving to Whitchurch, 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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