Moving to Letchworth, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Letchworth, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Letchworth 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 Letchworth 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 Letchworth the land of milk and honey or are Arlesey, Stotfold and Baldock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Letchworth

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 Letchworth. 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
Walsworth 42
Hitchin 42
Baldock 41
Norton 35
Ickleford 35
Radwell 21
Clothall Common 17
Cadwell 12
Stotfold 3
Arlesey 2

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

Ward Average rank in England
Baldock Town (Best) 17549/32845
Letchworth Wilbury 17756/32845
Letchworth East 17802/32845
Letchworth South West 18428/32845
Letchworth South East 19051/32845
Letchworth Grange 19615/32845
Cadwell 19623/32845
Hitchin Bearton 19689/32845
Baldock East 24559/32845
Hitchin Walsworth (Worst) 26023/32845
Reader Opinion:

Baldock: better than the surrounding areas but still not the best

Your Health in Letchworth

If you are thinking of moving to Letchworth, 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 Letchworth 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
Luton 1.2% 3.73% 12.44% 36.07% 46.56%
North Hertfordshire (Letchworth) 0.81% 3.11% 11.77% 34.11% 50.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Letchworth Grange (Best) 20041/32845
Letchworth South East 20093/32845
Letchworth East 20325/32845
Letchworth Wilbury 21225/32845
Baldock Town 21780/32845
Hitchin Walsworth 25021/32845
Letchworth South West 25288/32845
Baldock East 26919/32845
Hitchin Bearton 27801/32845
Cadwell (Worst) 29246/32845

Deprivation in Letchworth

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 Letchworth. 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
Letchworth Wilbury (Best) 17913/32845
Letchworth Grange 18494/32845
Letchworth East 18675/32845
Letchworth South East 18977/32845
Cadwell 20128/32845
Baldock Town 21968/32845
Letchworth South West 24500/32845
Hitchin Walsworth 25102/32845
Hitchin Bearton 26882/32845
Baldock East (Worst) 29169/32845

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