Moving to Stevenage, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Stevenage, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage the land of milk and honey or are Baldock, Hitchin and Letchworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Stevenage

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 Stevenage. 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
Pin Green 141
Bedwell 130
St Nicholas 99
Shephall 84
Todd’s Green 80
Fishers Green 80
Chells 77
Symonds Green 63
Poplars 61
Norton Green 7

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Nicholas (Best) 12052/32845
Roebuck 14946/32845
Woodfield 15663/32845
Chells 17808/32845
Symonds Green 22928/32845
Chesfield 26432/32845
Bedwell 3976/32845
Shephall 7500/32845
Old Town 8332/32845
Pin Green (Worst) 9609/32845
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Your Health in Stevenage

If you are thinking of moving to Stevenage, 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 Stevenage 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
North Hertfordshire 0.81% 3.11% 11.77% 34.11% 50.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bedwell (Best) 12759/32845
Pin Green 13769/32845
Shephall 15377/32845
St Nicholas 16068/32845
Roebuck 16159/32845
Symonds Green 16699/32845
Old Town 18247/32845
Chells 19301/32845
Woodfield 20216/32845
Chesfield (Worst) 25262/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Stevenage

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 Stevenage. 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
Shephall (Best) 12201/32845
Pin Green 12951/32845
Roebuck 13259/32845
St Nicholas 14198/32845
Symonds Green 15631/32845
Old Town 16607/32845
Chells 17509/32845
Woodfield 17845/32845
Chesfield 25620/32845
Bedwell (Worst) 8731/32845

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