Moving to Longtown, Herefordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Longtown, Herefordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Longtown 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 Longtown 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 Longtown the land of milk and honey or are Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Hay on Wye a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Longtown

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Longtown. 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
Fine Street 5
Madley 3
Penbidwal 1
Pandy 1
Shenmore 1
Cross Ash 1
Longtown 0
Pontrilas 0
Thruxton 0
Blakemere 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Croesonen (Best) 1016/32845
Mardy 1066/32845
Crickhowell 1473/32845
Crucorney 1794/32845
Wormside 23873/32845
Golden Valley South 30074/32845
Golden Valley North 30792/32845
Birch 31297/32845
Lansdown 866/32845
Cantref (Worst) 950/32845
Reader Opinion:

Abergavenny is culturally lacking in every aspect

Your Health in Longtown

If you are thinking of moving to Longtown, 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 Longtown 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 (Longtown) 1.17% 4.06% 13.91% 35.15% 45.71%
Torfaen 2.13% 6.55% 15.54% 32.52% 43.26%
Blaenau Gwent 2.54% 8.15% 16.75% 30.63% 41.92%
Monmouthshire 1.36% 4.57% 14.02% 33.66% 46.39%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Mardy (Best) 1017/32845
Crucorney 1713/32845
Crickhowell 1792/32845
Wormside 23976/32845
Golden Valley South 24858/32845
Golden Valley North 25323/32845
Birch 28634/32845
Croesonen 577/32845
Lansdown 852/32845
Cantref (Worst) 949/32845
Reader Opinion:

Oh Longtown... You suck!

Deprivation in Longtown

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 Longtown. 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
Cantref (Best) 1000/32845
Crucorney 1231/32845
Wormside 12753/32845
Golden Valley North 13976/32845
Golden Valley South 14331/32845
Crickhowell 1462/32845
Birch 14863/32845
Croesonen 653/32845
Lansdown 892/32845
Mardy (Worst) 957/32845

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