Moving to Bushey, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bushey, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bushey in Hertfordshire? 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 Bushey 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 Bushey the land of milk and honey or are Harrow, Elstree and Watford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bushey

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Bushey. 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
Watford Heath 45
Carpenders Park 42
Bushey 38
Aldenham 16
Bushey Heath 15
Caldecote Hill 15
Fulwell 15
Patchetts Green 15
Batlers Green 6
Round Bush 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bushey North (Best) 13021/32845
Bushey St James 15169/32845
South Oxhey 15565/32845
Park 16655/32845
Tudor 16871/32845
Oxhey 17738/32845
Carpenders Park 21009/32845
Bushey Park 23182/32845
Bushey Heath 26398/32845
Central (Worst) 6620/32845
Reader Opinion:

South Oxhey, I am scared to go and get a take away

Your Health in Bushey

If you are thinking of moving to Bushey, 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 Bushey 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
Harrow 1.1% 3.47% 11.85% 36% 47.58%
Hertsmere (Bushey) 0.94% 3.21% 11.43% 32.88% 51.54%
Watford 0.89% 3.25% 10.98% 34.83% 50.05%
Three Rivers 0.84% 3.06% 11.19% 34.21% 50.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Central (Best) 14808/32845
South Oxhey 16910/32845
Tudor 22812/32845
Park 23114/32845
Bushey North 23656/32845
Bushey St James 24403/32845
Carpenders Park 25111/32845
Oxhey 25202/32845
Bushey Park 28275/32845
Bushey Heath (Worst) 29058/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

Deprivation in Bushey

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 Bushey. 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
South Oxhey (Best) 11648/32845
Central 11801/32845
Bushey North 21275/32845
Park 22043/32845
Carpenders Park 22131/32845
Bushey St James 22737/32845
Oxhey 23074/32845
Tudor 23158/32845
Bushey Park 26622/32845
Bushey Heath (Worst) 28626/32845

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