Moving to Winchester, Hampshire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Winchester the land of milk and honey or are Bishop's Waltham, New Alresford and Romsey a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Winchester

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 Winchester. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Fulflood 79
Weeke 31
Bar End 16
Harestock 13
Abbots Worthy 11
Pitt 10
Littleton 5
Chilcomb 1
Morestead 1
Martyr Worthy 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Barnabas (Best) 28537/32845
The Worthys 28088/32845
Colden Common and Twyford 27230/32845
Wonston and Micheldever 26681/32845
Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery 26299/32845
Alresford and Itchen Valley 25763/32845
St Paul 21660/32845
St Luke 17643/32845
St Michael 16573/32845
St Bartholomew (Worst) 15683/32845
Reader Opinion:

Andover: gulag of Hampshire

Your Health in Winchester

If you are thinking of moving to Winchester, 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 Winchester 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%
Eastleigh 0.87% 3.05% 11.61% 35.3% 49.17%
Test Valley 0.8% 2.97% 11.62% 34.59% 50.02%
Winchester (Winchester) 0.74% 2.69% 10.6% 32.78% 53.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery (Best) 31401/32845
Alresford and Itchen Valley 30370/32845
Wonston and Micheldever 29843/32845
The Worthys 29423/32845
Colden Common and Twyford 29358/32845
St Paul 27810/32845
St Barnabas 27528/32845
St Michael 24051/32845
St Bartholomew 20644/32845
St Luke (Worst) 16118/32845
Reader Opinion:

Romsey pretends to be a nice place

Deprivation in Winchester

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 Winchester. 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
Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery (Best) 31119/32845
Colden Common and Twyford 30714/32845
St Paul 29709/32845
The Worthys 27481/32845
St Barnabas 27294/32845
Wonston and Micheldever 25781/32845
Alresford and Itchen Valley 25380/32845
St Michael 22407/32845
St Bartholomew 18662/32845
St Luke (Worst) 15945/32845

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