Moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Basingstoke 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 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 the land of milk and honey 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 July 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Oakridge 178
South View 152
Basingstoke 152
Popley 114
Black Dam 108
Daneshill 98
South Ham 95
Cranbourne 58
Old Basing 11
Hatch 4

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
Brookvale and Kings Furlong (Best) 10076/32845
Norden 10992/32845
Popley West 13629/32845
Brighton Hill North 17571/32845
Grove 22017/32845
Basing 26315/32845
South Ham 4336/32845
Popley East 5694/32845
Eastrop 8391/32845
Winklebury (Worst) 9623/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whitchurch (Wem): The abyss of Shropshire

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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Basingstoke and Deane (Basingstoke) 0.74% 2.72% 10.76% 35.11% 50.68%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97% 11.62% 34.59% 50.02%
Waverley 0.72% 2.53% 10.5% 32.72% 53.52%
Hart 0.56% 2.08% 9.26% 33.09% 55.01%

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
South Ham (Best) 12810/32845
Popley East 13650/32845
Popley West 14617/32845
Norden 15101/32845
Winklebury 17229/32845
Eastrop 17610/32845
Brookvale and Kings Furlong 18276/32845
Brighton Hill North 18853/32845
Grove 21553/32845
Basing (Worst) 28933/32845
Reader Opinion:

Basingstoke - Mockney [email protected] heaven?

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

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