Moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire? What you need to know

Moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire - What you need to know
Moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Basingstoke a nice place to live?'' 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 Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke truly a nice place to live, or are Alton, Tadley and Whitchurch a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Basingstoke

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Basingstoke. 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
Oakridge 110
South View 92
Daneshill 82
Popley 71
Basingstoke 70
South Ham 58
Black Dam 45
Cranbourne 37
Old Basing 8
Hatch 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Basing (Best) 26315/32845
Grove 22017/32845
Brighton Hill North 17571/32845
Popley West 13629/32845
Norden 10992/32845
Brookvale and Kings Furlong 10076/32845
Winklebury 9623/32845
Eastrop 8391/32845
Popley East 5694/32845
South Ham (Worst) 4336/32845
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Your Health in Basingstoke

If you are thinking of moving to Basingstoke, 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 Basingstoke 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 (Basingstoke) 0.74% 2.72%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97%
Waverley 0.72% 2.53%
Hart 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Basing (Best) 28933/32845
Grove 21553/32845
Brighton Hill North 18853/32845
Brookvale and Kings Furlong 18276/32845
Eastrop 17610/32845
Winklebury 17229/32845
Norden 15101/32845
Popley West 14617/32845
Popley East 13650/32845
South Ham (Worst) 12810/32845
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Deprivation in Basingstoke

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 Basingstoke. 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
Basing (Best) 29526/32845
Grove 23712/32845
Brighton Hill North 20156/32845
Eastrop 18578/32845
Winklebury 18167/32845
Brookvale and Kings Furlong 17080/32845
Popley West 16561/32845
Norden 15911/32845
South Ham 12908/32845
Popley East (Worst) 11745/32845

Average rent in Basingstoke

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Basingstoke

If you are thinking of moving to Basingstoke, 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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