Moving to Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

Moving to Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sawbridgeworth 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 Sawbridgeworth 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 Sawbridgeworth truly a nice place to live, or are Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Ware a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sawbridgeworth

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 Sawbridgeworth. 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
Campions 24
Stort 18
Lower Sheering 11
Spellbrook 4
Gaston Green 4
Latchmore Bank 3
Little Hallingbury 1
Sheering 1
Allen’s Green 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lower Sheering (Best) 29959/32845
Bishop's Stortford South 27589/32845
Much Hadham 25167/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 23568/32845
Sawbridgeworth 21351/32845
Hunsdon 15055/32845
Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village 14428/32845
Old Harlow 13467/32845
Mark Hall 9808/32845
Netteswell (Worst) 6837/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hertford: fetid with the haughty stench of smug self righteousness

Your Health in Sawbridgeworth

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Epping Forest 1.04% 3.56%
Harlow 1.21% 4.15%
Broxbourne 1.04% 3.59%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lower Sheering (Best) 32029/32845
Bishop's Stortford South 31742/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 31347/32845
Hunsdon 30097/32845
Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village 27827/32845
Sawbridgeworth 27413/32845
Much Hadham 26789/32845
Old Harlow 17626/32845
Mark Hall 11101/32845
Netteswell (Worst) 10354/32845
Reader Opinion:

Waltham Abbey, Essex aka "d-abbey"

Deprivation in Sawbridgeworth

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 Sawbridgeworth. 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
Bishop's Stortford South (Best) 31074/32845
Bishop's Stortford All Saints 30192/32845
Sawbridgeworth 28252/32845
Lower Sheering 27817/32845
Much Hadham 20051/32845
Hunsdon 20049/32845
Old Harlow 19602/32845
Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village 15633/32845
Mark Hall 11178/32845
Netteswell (Worst) 10360/32845

Average rent in Sawbridgeworth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sawbridgeworth

If you are thinking of moving to Sawbridgeworth, 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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