Moving to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead truly a nice place to live, or are Chesham, Berkhamsted and Harpenden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hemel Hempstead

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 Hemel Hempstead. 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
Hemel Hempstead 113
Highfield 95
Cupid Green 70
Adeyfield 51
Hammerfield 38
Bennetts End 37
Two Waters 26
Apsley 23
Boxmoor 21
Warners End 11

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chaulden and Warners End (Best) 18617/32845
Gadebridge 18517/32845
Kings Langley 15971/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 15558/32845
Bennetts End 13512/32845
Boxmoor 12426/32845
Adeyfield West 11027/32845
Grovehill 9818/32845
Highfield 9746/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town (Worst) 8520/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kings Langley: A Hertfordshire village of very little

Your Health in Hemel Hempstead

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Central Bedfordshire 0.84% 3.02%
Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead) 0.87% 3.16%
Watford 0.89% 3.25%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kings Langley (Best) 27206/32845
Boxmoor 25456/32845
Gadebridge 25098/32845
Chaulden and Warners End 23957/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 23537/32845
Grovehill 19944/32845
Bennetts End 19752/32845
Adeyfield West 17673/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town 17015/32845
Highfield (Worst) 12341/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chesham is a sh*thole, it really, really is.

Deprivation in Hemel Hempstead

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 Hemel Hempstead. 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
Kings Langley (Best) 28404/32845
Boxmoor 22134/32845
Gadebridge 21546/32845
Chaulden and Warners End 20657/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 20523/32845
Bennetts End 16405/32845
Adeyfield West 14983/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town 12581/32845
Grovehill 12448/32845
Highfield (Worst) 8875/32845

Average rent in Hemel Hempstead

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hemel Hempstead

If you are thinking of moving to Hemel Hempstead, 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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