Is Holbeach, Lincolnshire a nice place to live?

Is Holbeach a nice place to live or is Holbeach rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Holbeach 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 Holbeach truly a nice place to live, or are Wisbech, Long Sutton and Spalding a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Holbeach?

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 Holbeach. 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
Holbeach 25
Cackle Hill 14
Penny Hill 14
Gedney 5
Chapelgate 4
Loosegate 3
Holbeach Bank 2
Halesgate 2
Little Common 0
Holbeach Clough 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Holbeach. 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 Holbeach 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 Five Village ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Five Village (Best) 29088/32845
Long Sutton 29059/32845
Holbeach Hurn 29028/32845
Gedney 28581/32845
Fleet 28016/32845
Holbeach Town 26876/32845
The Saints 24521/32845
Sutton Bridge 24094/32845
Spalding St Mary's 23782/32845
Spalding St Paul's (Worst) 19148/32845
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Your Health in Holbeach

If you are thinking of moving to Holbeach, 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 Holbeach 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 Holland (Holbeach) 1.38% 4.72%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spalding St Mary's (Best) 21301/32845
Spalding St Paul's 20188/32845
Holbeach Hurn 17992/32845
Holbeach Town 17907/32845
Fleet 15546/32845
The Saints 15015/32845
Gedney 13777/32845
Five Village 12198/32845
Long Sutton 11842/32845
Sutton Bridge (Worst) 10409/32845
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Deprivation in Holbeach

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 Holbeach. 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
Spalding St Mary's (Best) 20376/32845
Spalding St Paul's 17217/32845
Holbeach Town 16093/32845
Long Sutton 13915/32845
Fleet 12356/32845
The Saints 11733/32845
Sutton Bridge 10543/32845
Holbeach Hurn 9233/32845
Five Village 8749/32845
Gedney (Worst) 8061/32845

Average rent in Holbeach

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Holbeach

If you are thinking of moving to Holbeach, 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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