Moving to Hatfield, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hatfield, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hatfield 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 Hatfield 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 Hatfield the land of milk and honey or are Barnet, Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hatfield

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 Hatfield. 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
Birchwood 126
Peartree 93
Handside 61
Hall Grove 61
Sherrardspark 43
Mill Green 30
South Hatfield 24
Marshmoor 16
Cooper’s Green 7
Bullen’s Green 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Peartree (Best) 11414/32845
Hollybush 12360/32845
Hatfield South West 12453/32845
Hatfield East 13436/32845
Howlands 13735/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 13897/32845
Haldens 19635/32845
Hatfield Villages 19976/32845
Brookmans Park and Little Heath 22641/32845
Hatfield Central (Worst) 7950/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hatfield, take the average new town. Kick it about a bit & remove all the leisure amenities

Your Health in Hatfield

If you are thinking of moving to Hatfield, 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 Hatfield 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
Hertsmere 0.94% 3.21% 11.43% 32.88% 51.54%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Peartree (Best) 13621/32845
Hatfield Central 15161/32845
Haldens 16116/32845
Hatfield East 18346/32845
Howlands 19488/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 19601/32845
Hatfield South West 20009/32845
Hatfield Villages 20069/32845
Hollybush 21187/32845
Brookmans Park and Little Heath (Worst) 28131/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness

Deprivation in Hatfield

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 Hatfield. 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
Peartree (Best) 11191/32845
Hatfield Central 12681/32845
Hatfield East 16634/32845
Howlands 17189/32845
Hatfield South West 17255/32845
Welham Green and Hatfield South 17738/32845
Hollybush 18396/32845
Haldens 18887/32845
Hatfield Villages 21188/32845
Brookmans Park and Little Heath (Worst) 24974/32845

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  1. Hatfield, take the average new town. Kick it about a bit & remove all the leisure amenities

    Hatfield, take the average new town. Kick it about a bit & remove all the leisure amenities

  2. Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness

    Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness