Moving to Southsea, Hampshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Southsea, Hampshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Southsea

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Southsea. 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
Fratton 395
Portsea Island 363
Portsmouth 363
Landport 325
Baffins 256
Southsea 240
Copnor 200
Portsea 169
Milton 166
Tipner 15

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

Ward Average rank in England
Central Southsea (Best) 11320/32845
Milton 13388/32845
Anglesey 20325/32845
Charles Dickens 2409/32845
St Jude 2808/32845
Town 3178/32845
Nelson 3676/32845
Fratton 4108/32845
St Thomas 5421/32845
Eastney and Craneswater (Worst) 7480/32845
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Your Health in Southsea

If you are thinking of moving to Southsea, 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 Southsea 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 (Southsea) 1.15% 3.9% 12.42% 34.84% 47.69%
Havant 1.31% 4.29% 14.24% 35.86% 44.31%
Fareham 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 Southsea. 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 Southsea. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
St Thomas (Best) 13884/32845
Milton 14583/32845
St Jude 14666/32845
Central Southsea 15282/32845
Eastney and Craneswater 16888/32845
Anglesey 20153/32845
Charles Dickens 3200/32845
Nelson 7944/32845
Town 8529/32845
Fratton (Worst) 9521/32845
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Deprivation in Southsea

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 Southsea. 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
St Jude (Best) 12557/32845
St Thomas 12605/32845
Milton 13631/32845
Eastney and Craneswater 15696/32845
Central Southsea 15792/32845
Anglesey 25470/32845
Charles Dickens 3279/32845
Nelson 6160/32845
Town 6345/32845
Fratton (Worst) 7596/32845

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