Moving to Royston, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Royston, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Royston

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 Royston. 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
Royston 20
Kneesworth 11
Dyer’s Green 11
Chiswick End 8
Bassingbourn 0
Abington Pigotts 0
Litlington 0
Reed End 0
Barley 0
Kelshall 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ermine (Best) 15069/32845
Buntingford 20045/32845
Foxton 21073/32845
Bassingbourn 21113/32845
Harston & Comberton 22186/32845
Barrington 23392/32845
Melbourn 24114/32845
Royston Palace 24743/32845
Royston Meridian 26690/32845
Royston Heath (Worst) 29827/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Royston

If you are thinking of moving to Royston, 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 Royston 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
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51% 10.62% 33.71% 52.46%
North Hertfordshire (Royston) 0.81% 3.11% 11.77% 34.11% 50.19%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85% 9.7% 31.97% 54.69%
Uttlesford 0.66% 2.6% 10.85% 33.34% 52.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Melbourn (Best) 23231/32845
Royston Palace 23341/32845
Bassingbourn 24553/32845
Royston Heath 28287/32845
Ermine 28557/32845
Royston Meridian 30186/32845
Barrington 30495/32845
Harston & Comberton 30696/32845
Foxton 31199/32845
Buntingford (Worst) 31669/32845

Deprivation in Royston

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 Royston. 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
Bassingbourn (Best) 19481/32845
Melbourn 21367/32845
Ermine 23018/32845
Royston Palace 23693/32845
Barrington 24219/32845
Buntingford 25127/32845
Harston & Comberton 26327/32845
Foxton 26349/32845
Royston Meridian 29530/32845
Royston Heath (Worst) 30644/32845

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