Moving to Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bishop's Waltham 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 Bishop's Waltham 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 Waltham the land of milk and honey or are Eastleigh, Hedge End and Wickham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bishop's Waltham

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 Bishop's Waltham. 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
Bishop’s Waltham 7
Street End 7
Hoe 5
Ashton 4
Dundridge 3
Waltham Chase 3
Hamble 0
Upham 0
Lower Upham 0
Durley Street 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Southwick and Wickham (Best) 17503/32845
Botley 19801/32845
Hedge End South 20392/32845
Bishop's Waltham 21952/32845
Bishopstoke 22382/32845
Fair Oak & Horton Heath 22998/32845
Central Meon Valley 23586/32845
Sarisbury 23826/32845
Hedge End North 24545/32845
Colden Common and Twyford (Worst) 27230/32845
Reader Opinion:

Eastleigh, an armpit of a town

Your Health in Bishop's Waltham

If you are thinking of moving to Bishop's Waltham, 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 Waltham 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
Southampton 1.2% 3.89% 12.36% 34.99% 47.56%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05% 11.61% 35.3% 49.17%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13% 12.22% 35.21% 48.55%
Winchester (Bishop's Waltham) 0.74% 2.69% 10.6% 32.78% 53.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hedge End South (Best) 24470/32845
Bishopstoke 25333/32845
Southwick and Wickham 25789/32845
Hedge End North 26080/32845
Bishop's Waltham 27357/32845
Botley 27508/32845
Fair Oak & Horton Heath 27686/32845
Colden Common and Twyford 29358/32845
Central Meon Valley 30694/32845
Sarisbury (Worst) 30927/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southampton - flawed pearl of the South

Deprivation in Bishop's Waltham

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 Waltham. 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
Southwick and Wickham (Best) 15675/32845
Bishop's Waltham 25416/32845
Bishopstoke 25563/32845
Hedge End South 25649/32845
Hedge End North 26117/32845
Botley 26336/32845
Central Meon Valley 27568/32845
Fair Oak & Horton Heath 29784/32845
Sarisbury 29793/32845
Colden Common and Twyford (Worst) 30714/32845

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