Moving to Havant, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Havant, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Havant in Hampshire? 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 Havant 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 Havant the land of milk and honey or are Emsworth, Portsmouth and Waterlooville a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Havant

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Havant. 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
Stockheath 135
Warblington 65
Brockhampton 47
Emsworth 24
Bedhampton 23
Langstone 16
Hermitage 6
Northney 6
Stoke 5
Tye 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bedhampton (Best) 10810/32845
St Faith's 11897/32845
Emsworth 15683/32845
Hayling East 19779/32845
Drayton and Farlington 23344/32845
Southbourne 28379/32845
Battins 3178/32845
Barncroft 3754/32845
Warren Park 4337/32845
Bondfields (Worst) 5228/32845
Reader Opinion:

Portsmouth - One Big Council Estate

Your Health in Havant

If you are thinking of moving to Havant, 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 Havant 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
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9% 12.42% 34.84% 47.69%
Havant (Havant) 1.31% 4.29% 14.24% 35.86% 44.31%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13% 12.22% 35.21% 48.55%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89% 13.58% 36.21% 45.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barncroft (Best) 11131/32845
Hayling East 15427/32845
Bedhampton 15702/32845
St Faith's 18334/32845
Southbourne 20245/32845
Emsworth 22534/32845
Drayton and Farlington 24819/32845
Warren Park 5299/32845
Battins 5828/32845
Bondfields (Worst) 5831/32845
Reader Opinion:

Waterlooville - Ghost Town

Deprivation in Havant

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 Havant. 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
Bedhampton (Best) 16687/32845
Hayling East 16772/32845
St Faith's 19280/32845
Emsworth 22836/32845
Southbourne 23590/32845
Drayton and Farlington 26716/32845
Battins 3494/32845
Warren Park 3813/32845
Bondfields 4798/32845
Barncroft (Worst) 5581/32845

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