Moving to Hythe, Hampshire? What you need to know

Moving to Hythe, Hampshire - What you need to know
Moving to Hythe, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Hythe 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 Hythe 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 Hythe truly a nice place to live, or are Hedge End, Southampton and Totton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hythe

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 Hythe. 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
Peartree Green 165
Itchen 119
Langdown 23
Frostlane 21
Butlocks Heath 20
Hardley 16
Buttsash 14
Little Holbury 12
Applemore 8
Netley 4

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hythe West and Langdown (Best) 24766/32845
Marchwood 23791/32845
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu 21735/32845
Furzedown and Hardley 17637/32845
Hamble & Netley 16822/32845
Dibden and Hythe East 16229/32845
Bargate 5293/32845
Freemantle 4885/32845
Woolston 3786/32845
Bevois (Worst) 2521/32845
Reader Opinion:

Dymchurch, a geriatric landfill on the south-east coast of Kent

Your Health in Hythe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Southampton 1.2% 3.89%
New Forest (Hythe) 1.08% 3.81%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hamble & Netley (Best) 25348/32845
Marchwood 25239/32845
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu 24183/32845
Dibden and Hythe East 22679/32845
Furzedown and Hardley 22613/32845
Hythe West and Langdown 22592/32845
Freemantle 9770/32845
Bargate 8214/32845
Woolston 7869/32845
Bevois (Worst) 5496/32845
Reader Opinion:

Thornhill, Southampton - majority of the female population have more kids than teeth

Deprivation in Hythe

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 Hythe. 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
Marchwood (Best) 26568/32845
Hythe West and Langdown 23850/32845
Hamble & Netley 23751/32845
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu 23489/32845
Dibden and Hythe East 20428/32845
Furzedown and Hardley 16771/32845
Bargate 13664/32845
Freemantle 13256/32845
Bevois 8435/32845
Woolston (Worst) 8372/32845

Average rent in Hythe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Hythe

If you are thinking of moving to Hythe, 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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