Is Petersfield, Hampshire a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Petersfield 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 Petersfield 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 Petersfield truly a nice place to live, or are Bordon, Whitehill and Midhurst a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Petersfield

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 Petersfield. 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
Sheet 18
Bell Hill 15
Liss 9
Causeway 6
Church Common 2
Bowyer’s Common 1
Buriton 1
Rake Common 0
Durleighmarsh 0
Stoner Hill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Froxfield, Sheet & Steep (Best) 25478/32845
Petersfield Heath 25294/32845
Ropley, Hawkley & Hangers 24205/32845
Petersfield Bell Hill 23790/32845
Petersfield St Peter's 22962/32845
Petersfield Causeway 21528/32845
Liss 20842/32845
Buriton & East Meon 20673/32845
Clanfield 19121/32845
Whitehill Hogmoor & Greatham (Worst) 17825/32845
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Your Health in Petersfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Havant 1.31% 4.29%
Basingstoke and Deane 0.74% 2.72%
East Hampshire (Petersfield) 0.82% 2.89%
Winchester 0.74% 2.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ropley, Hawkley & Hangers (Best) 32093/32845
Petersfield Heath 31866/32845
Froxfield, Sheet & Steep 31741/32845
Buriton & East Meon 29206/32845
Clanfield 28668/32845
Petersfield Bell Hill 25731/32845
Petersfield St Peter's 24965/32845
Whitehill Hogmoor & Greatham 24778/32845
Liss 23813/32845
Petersfield Causeway (Worst) 20349/32845
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Deprivation in Petersfield

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 Petersfield. 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
Petersfield Heath (Best) 28116/32845
Petersfield Bell Hill 25135/32845
Clanfield 25104/32845
Liss 24962/32845
Petersfield St Peter's 24560/32845
Froxfield, Sheet & Steep 22755/32845
Whitehill Hogmoor & Greatham 21733/32845
Ropley, Hawkley & Hangers 19585/32845
Petersfield Causeway 19023/32845
Buriton & East Meon (Worst) 17032/32845

Average rent in Petersfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Petersfield

If you are thinking of moving to Petersfield, 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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