Moving to Elstree, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Elstree, Hertfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Elstree, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Elstree 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 Elstree 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 Elstree truly a nice place to live, or are Edgware, Borehamwood and Bushey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Elstree

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 Elstree. 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
Edgware 73
Borehamwood 60
Rowley Green 23
Bushey Heath 20
Caldecote Hill 20
Patchetts Green 18
Fulwell 18
Barnet Gate 15
Radlett 12
Batlers Green 10

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bushey Heath (Best) 26398/32845
Stanmore Park 20044/32845
Elstree 19397/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 17113/32845
Hale 16839/32845
Edgware 16619/32845
Aldenham East 15918/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 12280/32845
Borehamwood Brookmeadow 8935/32845
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Worst) 8330/32845
Reader Opinion:

Borehamwood - A symptom of our times

Your Health in Elstree

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Harrow 1.1% 3.47%
Hertsmere (Elstree) 0.94% 3.21%
Watford 0.89% 3.25%
Three Rivers 0.84% 3.06%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Aldenham East (Best) 31780/32845
Edgware 29424/32845
Bushey Heath 29058/32845
Stanmore Park 27997/32845
Hale 27737/32845
Elstree 26778/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 21400/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 19576/32845
Borehamwood Brookmeadow 15800/32845
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Worst) 13106/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kings Langley: A Hertfordshire village of very little

Deprivation in Elstree

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 Elstree. 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
Aldenham East (Best) 30147/32845
Bushey Heath 28626/32845
Elstree 25390/32845
Edgware 20311/32845
Hale 19359/32845
Stanmore Park 18565/32845
Borehamwood Kenilworth 17526/32845
Borehamwood Hillside 17497/32845
Borehamwood Brookmeadow 14448/32845
Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Worst) 10331/32845

Average rent in Elstree

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Elstree

If you are thinking of moving to Elstree, 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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