Moving to Barnet, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Barnet, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barnet in Hertfordshire? 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 Barnet 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 Barnet the land of milk and honey or are Borehamwood, Elstree and Potters Bar a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barnet

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 Barnet. 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
Potters Bar 43
Monken Hadley 32
Shenleybury 13
Shenley 9
Brookmans Park 6
Bell Bar 5
South Mimms 3
Bullen’s Green 2
Bentley Heath 2
Dancers Hill 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Potters Bar Oakmere (Best) 10688/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 12280/32845
Shenley 13389/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 13897/32845
High Barnet 14954/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 17113/32845
Bentley Heath & The Royds 17283/32845
Potters Bar Parkfield 17478/32845
Potters Bar Furzefield 21944/32845
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Worst) 8330/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

Your Health in Barnet

If you are thinking of moving to Barnet, 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 Barnet 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
Barnet 1.14% 3.42% 10.99% 32.97% 51.48%
Hertsmere (Barnet) 0.94% 3.21% 11.43% 32.88% 51.54%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Best) 13106/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 19576/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 19601/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 21400/32845
Potters Bar Oakmere 21846/32845
Bentley Heath & The Royds 25216/32845
Shenley 25385/32845
Potters Bar Parkfield 25649/32845
Potters Bar Furzefield 27492/32845
High Barnet (Worst) 29986/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Barnet

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 Barnet. 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
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Best) 10331/32845
Potters Bar Oakmere 15862/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 17497/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 17526/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 17738/32845
Shenley 19718/32845
Bentley Heath & The Royds 21175/32845
Potters Bar Parkfield 23720/32845
High Barnet 23913/32845
Potters Bar Furzefield (Worst) 25033/32845

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