Is Abingdon, Oxfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Abingdon a nice place to live or is Abingdon rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Abingdon is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Abingdon truly a nice place to live, or are Didcot, Dorchester and Oxford a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Abingdon?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Abingdon. 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
Abingdon 81
Caldecott 46
Shippon 40
Radley Park 25
Radley 11
Culham 8
Gozzard’s Ford 6
Foxcombe Hill 5
Bayworth 4
Lower Radley 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Abingdon. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Abingdon and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Sutton Courtenay ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Sutton Courtenay (Best) 31033/32845
Abingdon Dunmore 30855/32845
Abingdon Peachcroft 30261/32845
Cumnor 30030/32845
Wootton 29631/32845
Marcham 29391/32845
Kennington & Radley 28898/32845
Abingdon Fitzharris 26473/32845
Abingdon Caldecott 24702/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt (Worst) 23463/32845
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Your Health in Abingdon

If you are thinking of moving to Abingdon, 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 Abingdon compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Oxford 0.85% 2.76%
Cherwell 0.84% 3%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48%
Vale of White Horse (Abingdon) 0.75% 2.61%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cumnor (Best) 31893/32845
Abingdon Dunmore 30473/32845
Wootton 30044/32845
Abingdon Peachcroft 29990/32845
Kennington & Radley 28882/32845
Sutton Courtenay 28385/32845
Marcham 28252/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt 26803/32845
Abingdon Fitzharris 24854/32845
Abingdon Caldecott (Worst) 20402/32845
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Deprivation in Abingdon

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 Abingdon. 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
Cumnor (Best) 30380/32845
Abingdon Dunmore 29396/32845
Abingdon Peachcroft 28992/32845
Wootton 28507/32845
Kennington & Radley 27526/32845
Marcham 26442/32845
Abingdon Fitzharris 25924/32845
Sutton Courtenay 25443/32845
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt 24856/32845
Abingdon Caldecott (Worst) 17965/32845

Average rent in Abingdon

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Abingdon

If you are thinking of moving to Abingdon, 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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