Is Baldock, Hertfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Baldock a nice place to live or is Baldock rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Baldock 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 Baldock truly a nice place to live, or are Arlesey, Stotfold and Letchworth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Baldock?

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 Baldock. 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
Baldock 53
Norton 45
Clothall Common 36
Radwell 21
Stotfold 16
Caldecote 3
Damask Green 3
Bygrave 2
Newnham 2
Clothall 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Baldock. 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 Baldock 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 Arlesey ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Arlesey (Best) 25900/32845
Baldock East 24559/32845
Arbury 22245/32845
Letchworth Grange 19615/32845
Letchworth South East 19051/32845
Letchworth South West 18428/32845
Letchworth East 17802/32845
Letchworth Wilbury 17756/32845
Baldock Town 17549/32845
Ermine (Worst) 15069/32845
Reader Opinion:

Baldock: better than the surrounding areas but still not the best

Your Health in Baldock

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Luton 1.2% 3.73%
North Hertfordshire (Baldock) 0.81% 3.11%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Arbury (Best) 30164/32845
Ermine 28557/32845
Arlesey 27383/32845
Baldock East 26919/32845
Letchworth South West 25288/32845
Baldock Town 21780/32845
Letchworth Wilbury 21225/32845
Letchworth East 20325/32845
Letchworth South East 20093/32845
Letchworth Grange (Worst) 20041/32845

Deprivation in Baldock

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 Baldock. 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
Baldock East (Best) 29169/32845
Arbury 26995/32845
Arlesey 26766/32845
Letchworth South West 24500/32845
Ermine 23018/32845
Baldock Town 21968/32845
Letchworth South East 18977/32845
Letchworth East 18675/32845
Letchworth Grange 18494/32845
Letchworth Wilbury (Worst) 17913/32845

Average rent in Baldock

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Baldock

If you are thinking of moving to Baldock, 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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