Moving to Andover, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Andover, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Andover in Hampshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Andover is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Andover the land of milk and honey or are Whitchurch, Ludgershall and Tidworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Andover

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Andover. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Andover 75
Knights Enham 64
Charlton 51
Little London 23
Enham Alamein 22
Upper Enham 22
Andover Down 18
Upper Clatford 3
Anna Valley 3
Little Ann 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Andover. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Andover. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Andover St Mary's (Best) 11080/32845
Andover Harroway 16305/32845
Andover Winton 19290/32845
Bourne Valley 20855/32845
Andover Millway 23716/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 27624/32845
Anna 28420/32845
Bellinger 30289/32845
Andover Romans 7081/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitchurch (Wem): The abyss of Shropshire

Your Health in Andover

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Basingstoke and Deane 0.74% 2.72% 10.76% 35.11% 50.68%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05% 11.61% 35.3% 49.17%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
Test Valley (Andover) 0.8% 2.97% 11.62% 34.59% 50.02%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Andover Romans (Best) 14577/32845
Andover St Mary's 19780/32845
Andover Harroway 20825/32845
Andover Winton 23680/32845
Andover Millway 24997/32845
Bellinger 25168/32845
Bourne Valley 27040/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 28151/32845
Anna 28226/32845
Reader Opinion:

Andover, stay away from this abysmal little town

Deprivation in Andover

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 Andover. 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
Andover Romans (Best) 11086/32845
Andover St Mary's 15476/32845
Bourne Valley 18793/32845
Andover Harroway 19416/32845
Bellinger 22631/32845
Andover Winton 24641/32845
Charlton & the Pentons 25347/32845
Anna 26196/32845
Andover Millway 26528/32845

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