Moving to Blackwater and Hawley, Hampshire? What you need to know

Moving to Blackwater and Hawley, Hampshire - What you need to know
Moving to Blackwater and Hawley, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Blackwater and Hawley 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 Blackwater and Hawley 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 Blackwater and Hawley truly a nice place to live, or are Sandhurst, Fleet and Yateley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blackwater and Hawley

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 Blackwater and Hawley. 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
Farnborough Green 65
Fox Lane 64
College Town 45
York Town 34
Sandhurst 31
Rafborough 30
Frogmore 25
Little Sandhurst 23
Cricket Hill 12
Southwood 11

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

Ward Average rank in England
Little Sandhurst and Wellington (Best) 31059/32845
College Town 29332/32845
Yateley West 23199/32845
Blackwater and Hawley 21503/32845
St Michaels 19201/32845
St John's 19052/32845
Yateley East 17632/32845
Hartley Wintney 17266/32845
Fernhill 16172/32845
Cove and Southwood (Worst) 15669/32845
Reader Opinion:

Owlsmoor, Sandhurst: enter at your peril!

Your Health in Blackwater and Hawley

If you are thinking of moving to Blackwater and Hawley, 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 Blackwater and Hawley compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bracknell Forest 0.72% 2.53%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8%
Surrey Heath 0.74% 2.49%
Hart (Blackwater and Hawley) 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hartley Wintney (Best) 31495/32845
Yateley West 30987/32845
College Town 30287/32845
Little Sandhurst and Wellington 29833/32845
Blackwater and Hawley 29750/32845
Yateley East 28943/32845
St John's 24247/32845
Cove and Southwood 20773/32845
Fernhill 17576/32845
St Michaels (Worst) 17563/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sandhurst, there is nothing to do... really, nothing.

Deprivation in Blackwater and Hawley

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 Blackwater and Hawley. 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
Little Sandhurst and Wellington (Best) 31323/32845
Yateley West 31016/32845
College Town 28571/32845
Blackwater and Hawley 28515/32845
Yateley East 27334/32845
Hartley Wintney 25538/32845
St John's 24438/32845
Cove and Southwood 22471/32845
St Michaels 19640/32845
Fernhill (Worst) 18847/32845

Average rent in Blackwater and Hawley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Blackwater and Hawley

If you are thinking of moving to Blackwater and Hawley, 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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