Is Kettering, Northamptonshire a nice place to live?

Is Kettering a nice place to live or is Kettering rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Kettering 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 Kettering truly a nice place to live, or are Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Kettering?

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 Kettering. 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
Kettering 189
Weekley 116
Warkton 60
Barton Seagrave 38
Broughton 4
Little Cransley 3
Great Cransley 3
Rushton 2
Cranford St Andrew 2
Loddington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Kettering. 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 Kettering 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 Ise Lodge ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ise Lodge (Best) 26471/32845
Barton 26346/32845
St Peter's 20855/32845
Brambleside 19253/32845
St Michael's and Wicksteed 13162/32845
Pipers Hill 10669/32845
All Saints 6751/32845
Avondale Grange 5613/32845
Northfield 2805/32845
William Knibb (Worst) 2333/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

Your Health in Kettering

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Kettering (Kettering) 1.01% 3.72%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95%
Corby 1.36% 4.4%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Barton (Best) 21059/32845
Ise Lodge 19642/32845
Brambleside 16627/32845
St Peter's 16243/32845
Pipers Hill 12995/32845
All Saints 11330/32845
St Michael's and Wicksteed 11062/32845
William Knibb 8038/32845
Avondale Grange 6363/32845
Northfield (Worst) 5724/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northampton is one of the most backward towns in the UK

Deprivation in Kettering

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 Kettering. 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
Ise Lodge (Best) 27163/32845
Barton 26779/32845
St Peter's 19803/32845
Brambleside 18962/32845
Pipers Hill 12343/32845
St Michael's and Wicksteed 11417/32845
All Saints 10956/32845
Northfield 6669/32845
William Knibb 6572/32845
Avondale Grange (Worst) 4367/32845

Average rent in Kettering

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Kettering

If you are thinking of moving to Kettering, 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.