Is Bourne, Lincolnshire a nice place to live?

Is Bourne a nice place to live or is Bourne rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Bourne 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 Bourne truly a nice place to live, or are Market Deeping, Stamford and The Deepings a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Bourne?

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 Bourne. 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
Bourne 25
Cawthorpe 6
Dyke 6
Haconby 4
Hanthorpe 3
Edenham 0
Thurlby by Bourne 0
Toft 0
Twenty 0
Dunsby 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Bourne. 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 Bourne 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 Casewick ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Casewick (Best) 32059/32845
Morton 31114/32845
Dole Wood 30873/32845
Market & West Deeping 30776/32845
Bourne Austerby 28963/32845
Bourne West 28474/32845
Bourne East 27973/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet 27410/32845
Glen 25987/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas (Worst) 21944/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne, the place where social progress goes to die.

Your Health in Bourne

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Peterborough 1.13% 4.04%
South Kesteven (Bourne) 1.04% 3.74%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dole Wood (Best) 30153/32845
Glen 28073/32845
Casewick 27992/32845
Morton 25494/32845
Bourne West 25474/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas 22160/32845
Bourne Austerby 21600/32845
Market & West Deeping 21037/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet 20738/32845
Bourne East (Worst) 20126/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough: Santa Claus is not coming to town

Deprivation in Bourne

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 Bourne. 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
Bourne West (Best) 28634/32845
Casewick 26981/32845
Bourne Austerby 24833/32845
Dole Wood 24685/32845
Morton 23893/32845
Market & West Deeping 23491/32845
Glen 20975/32845
Bourne East 20154/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas 17163/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet (Worst) 17075/32845

Average rent in Bourne

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bourne

If you are thinking of moving to Bourne, 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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