Moving to Portchester, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Portchester, Hampshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Portchester in Hampshire? 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 Portchester 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 Portchester the land of milk and honey or are Fareham, Gosport and Southwick a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Portchester

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 Portchester. 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
Cosham 149
Hardway 141
Highbury 110
Paulsgrove 86
Bridgemary 57
Wallington 55
Portchester 39
Tipner 21
Southwick 5
Boarhunt 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cosham (Best) 12522/32845
Bridgemary North 13439/32845
Hardway 15178/32845
Fareham East 15985/32845
Portchester East 20304/32845
Portchester West 26645/32845
Rowner and Holbrook 6613/32845
Paulsgrove 8016/32845
Bridgemary South 9142/32845
Hilsea (Worst) 9689/32845
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Your Health in Portchester

If you are thinking of moving to Portchester, 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 Portchester 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
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9% 12.42% 34.84% 47.69%
Havant 1.31% 4.29% 14.24% 35.86% 44.31%
Fareham (Portchester) 0.9% 3.13% 12.22% 35.21% 48.55%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89% 13.58% 36.21% 45.32%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rowner and Holbrook (Best) 10238/32845
Bridgemary North 12770/32845
Hilsea 13205/32845
Cosham 13486/32845
Hardway 21998/32845
Portchester East 24741/32845
Fareham East 25833/32845
Portchester West 28451/32845
Bridgemary South 8786/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 9437/32845
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Deprivation in Portchester

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 Portchester. 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
Rowner and Holbrook (Best) 10100/32845
Bridgemary South 10157/32845
Bridgemary North 12332/32845
Hilsea 12605/32845
Cosham 13102/32845
Hardway 21145/32845
Fareham East 22853/32845
Portchester East 24039/32845
Portchester West 27014/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 6062/32845

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