Moving to Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City the land of milk and honey or are Harpenden, Hatfield and Hertford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Welwyn Garden City

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Welwyn Garden City. 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
Panshanger 98
Peartree 93
Handside 61
Hall Grove 61
Haldens 48
Sherrardspark 43
Tewin 12
Danesbury 6
Harmer Green 6
The Frythe 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Peartree (Best) 11414/32845
Hollybush 12360/32845
Hatfield East 13436/32845
Howlands 13735/32845
Hertford Rural South 18401/32845
Panshanger 19358/32845
Handside 19476/32845
Haldens 19635/32845
Sherrards 21096/32845
Welwyn East (Worst) 26190/32845
Reader Opinion:

Harlow - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter...

Your Health in Welwyn Garden City

If you are thinking of moving to Welwyn Garden City, 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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City. 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 Welwyn Garden City. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Peartree (Best) 13621/32845
Haldens 16116/32845
Hatfield East 18346/32845
Howlands 19488/32845
Panshanger 19980/32845
Hollybush 21187/32845
Welwyn East 24459/32845
Handside 25359/32845
Sherrards 25815/32845
Hertford Rural South (Worst) 32498/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hatfield, take the average new town. Kick it about a bit & remove all the leisure amenities

Deprivation in Welwyn Garden City

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 Welwyn Garden City. 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
Peartree (Best) 11191/32845
Hatfield East 16634/32845
Howlands 17189/32845
Hollybush 18396/32845
Haldens 18887/32845
Panshanger 20543/32845
Hertford Rural South 24565/32845
Handside 25268/32845
Sherrards 26030/32845
Welwyn East (Worst) 26350/32845

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