Is Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire a nice place to live?

Is Huntingdon a nice place to live or is Huntingdon rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon truly a nice place to live, or are Godmanchester, St Ives and St Neots a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Huntingdon?

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 Huntingdon. 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
Abbots Ripton 84
Hartford 64
St Ives 32
Hemingford Abbots 4
Hemingford Grey 3
Great Ouse 2
Little Stukeley 2
Green End 1
Offord Cluny 0
Great Stukeley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Huntingdon. 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 Huntingdon 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 The Stukeleys ward.

Ward Average rank in England
The Stukeleys (Best) 26840/32845
Buckden 25376/32845
Brampton 24829/32845
Alconbury 24663/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 24533/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24272/32845
St Ives South 21901/32845
St Ives West 19535/32845
Huntingdon East 16582/32845
Huntingdon North (Worst) 15791/32845
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Your Health in Huntingdon

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon) 0.85% 3.09%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Buckden (Best) 29689/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 28577/32845
Alconbury 25831/32845
St Ives West 25278/32845
Brampton 25179/32845
St Ives South 24736/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24460/32845
The Stukeleys 23536/32845
Huntingdon East 17401/32845
Huntingdon North (Worst) 15012/32845
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Deprivation in Huntingdon

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 Huntingdon. 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
Buckden (Best) 27753/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 27415/32845
Brampton 25733/32845
St Ives South 25408/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 25326/32845
The Stukeleys 24977/32845
St Ives West 23802/32845
Alconbury 23028/32845
Huntingdon East 15186/32845
Huntingdon North (Worst) 13333/32845

Average rent in Huntingdon

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Huntingdon

If you are thinking of moving to Huntingdon, 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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