Moving to Hungerford, Berkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hungerford, Berkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hungerford in Berkshire? 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 Hungerford 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 Hungerford the land of milk and honey or are Lambourn, Newbury and Marlborough a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hungerford

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 Hungerford. 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
Eddington 17
Marsh Gate 5
Shefford Woodlands 3
Bagshot 1
Little Bedwyn 0
Ramsbury 0
Titcomb 0
Froxfield 0
Knighton 0
Shalbourne 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lambourn (Best) 17586/32845
Pewsey 20577/32845
Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne 21533/32845
Marlborough East 23452/32845
Hungerford & Kintbury 25275/32845
Marlborough West 25492/32845
Newbury Wash Common 26899/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 27911/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury 29210/32845
East Woodhay (Worst) 31659/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wootton Bassett... an offence to my name

Your Health in Hungerford

If you are thinking of moving to Hungerford, 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 Hungerford 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
Swindon 0.97% 3.61% 11.98% 35.18% 48.26%
West Berkshire (Hungerford) 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97% 11.62% 34.59% 50.02%
Vale of White Horse 0.75% 2.61% 10.8% 33.98% 51.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marlborough East (Best) 22526/32845
Lambourn 24093/32845
Pewsey 25673/32845
Marlborough West 27139/32845
Newbury Wash Common 27209/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 27319/32845
Hungerford & Kintbury 27752/32845
Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne 29715/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury 30023/32845
East Woodhay (Worst) 30783/32845
Reader Opinion:

Pewsey: see the townies in their kevved-up Fiat Puntos by the Co-op

Deprivation in Hungerford

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 Hungerford. 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
Lambourn (Best) 18312/32845
Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne 18723/32845
Pewsey 20520/32845
Marlborough East 22145/32845
Burbage and the Bedwyns 23506/32845
Hungerford & Kintbury 23709/32845
Newbury Wash Common 27534/32845
Aldbourne and Ramsbury 27584/32845
Marlborough West 28325/32845
East Woodhay (Worst) 30795/32845

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