Moving to Southsea, Hampshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Southsea 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Fratton 365
Portsea Island 344
Portsmouth 344
Landport 312
Baffins 283
Southsea 207
Copnor 198
Portsea 160
Milton 128
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
Anglesey (Best) 20325/32845
Milton 13388/32845
Central Southsea 11320/32845
Eastney and Craneswater 7480/32845
St Thomas 5421/32845
Fratton 4108/32845
Nelson 3676/32845
Town 3178/32845
St Jude 2808/32845
Charles Dickens (Worst) 2409/32845
Reader Opinion:

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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth (Southsea) 1.15% 3.9%
Havant 1.31% 4.29%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

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
Anglesey (Best) 20153/32845
Eastney and Craneswater 16888/32845
Central Southsea 15282/32845
St Jude 14666/32845
Milton 14583/32845
St Thomas 13884/32845
Fratton 9521/32845
Town 8529/32845
Nelson 7944/32845
Charles Dickens (Worst) 3200/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh Park has a long tradition of chavness

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

Average rent in Southsea

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southsea

If you are thinking of moving to Southsea, 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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