Moving to Kington, Herefordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Kington, Herefordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kington in Herefordshire? 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 Kington 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 Kington the land of milk and honey or are Hay on Wye, Old Radnor and Presteigne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kington

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 Kington. 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
Rushock 13
Walton 0
Lower Hergest 0
Chickward 0
Titley 0
Burcher 0
The Forge 0
Almeley Wooton 0
Hopley’s Green 0
Almeley 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Old Radnor (Best) 1316/32845
Presteigne 1448/32845
Hay 1533/32845
Glasbury 1616/32845
Kington 27034/32845
Mortimer 29165/32845
Arrow 29714/32845
Clun 30700/32845
Castle 31917/32845
Knighton (Worst) 978/32845

Your Health in Kington

If you are thinking of moving to Kington, 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 Kington 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
Herefordshire, County of (Kington) 1.17% 4.06% 13.91% 35.15% 45.71%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57% 14.02% 33.66% 46.39%
Malvern Hills 1.36% 3.94% 14.06% 35.07% 45.57%
Worcester 1.03% 3.83% 12.78% 34.93% 47.44%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Presteigne (Best) 1192/32845
Knighton 1342/32845
Hay 1555/32845
Old Radnor 1782/32845
Kington 17871/32845
Glasbury 1864/32845
Arrow 25102/32845
Clun 25835/32845
Castle 26538/32845
Mortimer (Worst) 27059/32845

Deprivation in Kington

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 Kington. 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
Kington (Best) 12149/32845
Old Radnor 1219/32845
Knighton 1289/32845
Castle 13871/32845
Clun 13937/32845
Presteigne 1409/32845
Glasbury 1461/32845
Arrow 14626/32845
Hay 1468/32845
Mortimer (Worst) 14950/32845

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