Is Wickham, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Wickham?

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 Wickham. 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
Funtley 33
Crockerhill 17
Waltham Chase 10
Tapnage 9
Turkey Island 7
Shedfield 7
Row Ash 6
Curdridge 4
Shirrell Heath 1
Boarhunt 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fareham West (Best) 27968/32845
Whiteley and Shedfield 27494/32845
Portchester West 26645/32845
Fareham North 25362/32845
Sarisbury 23826/32845
Central Meon Valley 23586/32845
Fareham North-West 21578/32845
Southwick and Wickham 17503/32845
Fareham East 15985/32845
Fareham South (Worst) 14349/32845
Reader Opinion:

Gosport - godsport my a*rse

Your Health in Wickham

If you are thinking of moving to Wickham, 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 Wickham 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%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Winchester (Wickham) 0.74% 2.69%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sarisbury (Best) 30927/32845
Central Meon Valley 30694/32845
Whiteley and Shedfield 29960/32845
Portchester West 28451/32845
Fareham West 27791/32845
Fareham East 25833/32845
Southwick and Wickham 25789/32845
Fareham North 25300/32845
Fareham North-West 19841/32845
Fareham South (Worst) 17082/32845
Reader Opinion:

Thornhill, Southampton - majority of the female population have more kids than teeth

Deprivation in Wickham

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 Wickham. 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
Fareham West (Best) 29979/32845
Sarisbury 29793/32845
Central Meon Valley 27568/32845
Portchester West 27014/32845
Fareham North 27003/32845
Whiteley and Shedfield 26553/32845
Fareham East 22853/32845
Fareham North-West 21301/32845
Southwick and Wickham 15675/32845
Fareham South (Worst) 14406/32845

Average rent in Wickham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wickham

If you are thinking of moving to Wickham, 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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