Moving to Verwood, Dorset? What you need to know

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Moving to Verwood, Dorset - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Verwood in Dorset? 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 Verwood 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 Verwood the land of milk and honey or are Ferndown, Fordingbridge and Ringwood a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Verwood

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 Verwood. 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
Ebblake 12
Horton Common 3
Alderholt 1
Camel Green 1
Daggons 0
Horton Heath 0
Bleak Hill 0
Gotham 0
Cripplestyle 0
Lower Holwell 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Forest North West (Best) 11852/32845
Ringwood South 14428/32845
Fordingbridge 19028/32845
Ringwood North 20659/32845
West Moors & Three Legged Cross 24514/32845
Commons 24532/32845
St Leonards & St Ives 25089/32845
Verwood 28922/32845
Cranborne & Alderholt 29035/32845
Ferndown North (Worst) 30111/32845

Your Health in Verwood

If you are thinking of moving to Verwood, 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 Verwood 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
Southampton 1.2% 3.89% 12.36% 34.99% 47.56%
New Forest 1.08% 3.81% 14.09% 35.87% 45.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Commons (Best) 22432/32845
Ringwood South 22539/32845
Forest North West 22642/32845
Fordingbridge 22849/32845
West Moors & Three Legged Cross 24792/32845
Ringwood North 25774/32845
Ferndown North 26266/32845
Cranborne & Alderholt 28076/32845
Verwood 29648/32845
St Leonards & St Ives (Worst) 30342/32845

Deprivation in Verwood

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 Verwood. 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
Forest North West (Best) 17315/32845
Ringwood South 18967/32845
West Moors & Three Legged Cross 20477/32845
Commons 23278/32845
Fordingbridge 24052/32845
Ringwood North 24760/32845
St Leonards & St Ives 24819/32845
Cranborne & Alderholt 25018/32845
Ferndown North 25852/32845
Verwood (Worst) 28259/32845

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