Moving to Fareham, Hampshire? What you need to know

Moving to Fareham, Hampshire - What you need to know
Moving to Fareham, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Fareham 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 Fareham 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 Fareham truly a nice place to live, or are Portchester, Southwick and Wickham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Fareham

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 Fareham. 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
Fareham 68
Heathfield 46
Bridgemary 43
Wallington 38
Funtley 35
Peel Common 26
Portchester 26
Catisfield 19
Crockerhill 7
Boarhunt 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fareham West (Best) 27968/32845
Portchester West 26645/32845
Fareham North 25362/32845
Fareham North-West 21578/32845
Titchfield 21127/32845
Portchester East 20304/32845
Southwick and Wickham 17503/32845
Fareham East 15985/32845
Fareham South 14349/32845
Bridgemary North (Worst) 13439/32845
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Your Health in Fareham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Southampton 1.2% 3.89%
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Fareham (Fareham) 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 28451/32845
Fareham West 27791/32845
Titchfield 25883/32845
Fareham East 25833/32845
Southwick and Wickham 25789/32845
Fareham North 25300/32845
Portchester East 24741/32845
Fareham North-West 19841/32845
Fareham South 17082/32845
Bridgemary North (Worst) 12770/32845
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Deprivation in Fareham

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 Fareham. 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
Fareham West (Best) 29979/32845
Portchester West 27014/32845
Fareham North 27003/32845
Titchfield 24543/32845
Portchester East 24039/32845
Fareham East 22853/32845
Fareham North-West 21301/32845
Southwick and Wickham 15675/32845
Fareham South 14406/32845
Bridgemary North (Worst) 12332/32845

Average rent in Fareham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Fareham

If you are thinking of moving to Fareham, 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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