Moving to Hertford, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hertford, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hertford 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 Hertford 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 Hertford the land of milk and honey or are Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and Ware a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hertford

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 Hertford. 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
Hartham 57
Bengeo 57
Hertford 52
Ware 41
Waterford 22
Broadoak End 14
Great Amwell 14
Hertingfordbury 11
Rush Green 10
Hertford Heath 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hertford Sele (Best) 15046/32845
Hertford Castle 17074/32845
Hertford Kingsmead 17336/32845
Panshanger 19358/32845
Ware Christchurch 20612/32845
Hertford Bengeo 21687/32845
Ware Trinity 21845/32845
Ware Chadwell 22422/32845
Great Amwell 24141/32845
Ware St Mary's (Worst) 26311/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stevenage is a town where you keep your head down when walking

Your Health in Hertford

If you are thinking of moving to Hertford, 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 Hertford 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
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59% 12.33% 35.33% 47.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Panshanger (Best) 19980/32845
Hertford Sele 23721/32845
Ware Trinity 26564/32845
Ware Christchurch 28053/32845
Great Amwell 29264/32845
Hertford Castle 29408/32845
Hertford Bengeo 30032/32845
Hertford Kingsmead 30545/32845
Ware Chadwell 30639/32845
Ware St Mary's (Worst) 31103/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harlow - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter...

Deprivation in Hertford

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 Hertford. 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
Panshanger (Best) 20543/32845
Hertford Sele 20545/32845
Ware Trinity 23971/32845
Great Amwell 24348/32845
Ware Christchurch 25776/32845
Hertford Castle 26277/32845
Hertford Bengeo 28490/32845
Ware St Mary's 28972/32845
Hertford Kingsmead 29021/32845
Ware Chadwell (Worst) 29561/32845

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