Moving to Farnham, Surrey? What you need to know

Moving to Farnham, Surrey - What you need to know
Moving to Farnham, Surrey - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Farnham 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 Farnham 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 Farnham truly a nice place to live, or are Aldershot, Fleet and North Camp a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Farnham

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 Farnham. 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
Farnham 20
Hale 19
Heath End 18
Upper Hale 18
Boundstone 13
Hog Hatch 10
Shortheath 10
Lower Bourne 5
The Bourne 5
Moor Park 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnham Bourne (Best) 30565/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 28536/32845
Farnham Firgrove 27670/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 26997/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 26666/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 26513/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 24792/32845
Farnham Castle 22926/32845
Farnham Moor Park 21553/32845
Farnham Upper Hale (Worst) 16764/32845
Reader Opinion:

The vast wart on the backside of humanity that is Aldershot

Your Health in Farnham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Hampshire 0.82% 2.89%
Waverley (Farnham) 0.72% 2.53%
Rushmoor 0.82% 2.8%
Hart 0.56% 2.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Farnham Bourne (Best) 31599/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 31384/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 28624/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 28001/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 26960/32845
Farnham Moor Park 26672/32845
Farnham Firgrove 26612/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 25828/32845
Farnham Upper Hale 23633/32845
Farnham Castle (Worst) 23434/32845
Reader Opinion:

Farnborough: where dreams come to die

Deprivation in Farnham

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 Farnham. 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
Farnham Bourne (Best) 32425/32845
Crookham West and Ewshot 30434/32845
Farnham Hale and Heath End 29682/32845
Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea 29438/32845
Farnham Wrecclesham and Rowledge 28996/32845
Farnham Firgrove 28614/32845
Farnham Shortheath and Boundstone 27410/32845
Farnham Castle 26501/32845
Farnham Moor Park 25678/32845
Farnham Upper Hale (Worst) 22267/32845

Average rent in Farnham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Farnham

If you are thinking of moving to Farnham, 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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