Moving to Hereford, Herefordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Hereford, Herefordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Hereford, Herefordshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford truly a nice place to live, or are Ledbury, Leominster and Ross on Wye a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hereford

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 Hereford. 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
Hereford 117
Blackmarstone 91
Bartonsham 88
Red Hill 57
Aylestone Hill 55
Moor Park 54
Broomy Hill 49
Lower Bullingham 29
Tupsley 28
Hampton Park 15

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eign Hill (Best) 26289/32845
Aylestone Hill 24528/32845
College 22784/32845
Whitecross 21530/32845
Widemarsh 18838/32845
Greyfriars 17671/32845
Saxon Gate 16558/32845
Central 12519/32845
Hinton & Hunderton 11857/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hereford, a city of two halves

Your Health in Hereford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Herefordshire, County of (Hereford) 1.17% 4.06%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57%
Forest of Dean 1.13% 4.31%
Tewkesbury 0.99% 3.3%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eign Hill (Best) 22806/32845
Aylestone Hill 22430/32845
Greyfriars 18423/32845
College 16791/32845
Central 16079/32845
Whitecross 15970/32845
Saxon Gate 14007/32845
Widemarsh 13141/32845
Hinton & Hunderton 9739/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bromyard known by the locals as "bumrod"

Deprivation in Hereford

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 Hereford. 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
Eign Hill (Best) 26730/32845
Aylestone Hill 23175/32845
College 19034/32845
Greyfriars 18463/32845
Whitecross 18417/32845
Central 13218/32845
Widemarsh 12750/32845
Saxon Gate 11864/32845
Hinton & Hunderton 7921/32845

Average rent in Hereford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hereford

If you are thinking of moving to Hereford, 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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