Moving to Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bishop's Stortford 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 Bishop's Stortford 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 Bishop's Stortford truly a nice place to live, or are Great Dunmow, Harlow and Sawbridgeworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bishop's Stortford

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 Bishop's Stortford. 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
Hockerill 47
Bishop’s Stortford 31
Birchanger 8
Tilekiln Green 4
Gaston Green 4
Latchmore Bank 3
Great Hallingbury 2
Hallingbury Street 2
Little Hallingbury 1
Bedlar’s Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bishop's Stortford South (Best) 27589/32845
Bishop's Stortford Silverleys 26178/32845
Stansted North 24261/32845
Little Hadham 23627/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 23568/32845
Sawbridgeworth 21351/32845
Bishop's Stortford Central 20589/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys 19255/32845
Bishop's Stortford Meads 17449/32845
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Your Health in Bishop's Stortford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Little Hadham (Best) 32698/32845
Bishop's Stortford South 31742/32845
Bishop's Stortford Silverleys 31695/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 31347/32845
Stansted North 30261/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys 30022/32845
Bishop's Stortford Meads 29707/32845
Bishop's Stortford Central 29204/32845
Sawbridgeworth 27413/32845
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Deprivation in Bishop's Stortford

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 Bishop's Stortford. 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
Bishop's Stortford South (Best) 31074/32845
Bishop's Stortford Silverleys 30220/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 30192/32845
Sawbridgeworth 28252/32845
Bishop's Stortford Meads 27967/32845
Stansted North 27656/32845
Little Hadham 27121/32845
Bishop's Stortford Central 26637/32845
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys 23482/32845

Average rent in Bishop's Stortford

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Bishop's Stortford 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 Bishop's Stortford.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bishop's Stortford

If you are thinking of moving to Bishop's Stortford, 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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