Is Loughborough, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

Is Loughborough a nice place to live or is Loughborough rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Loughborough 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 Loughborough truly a nice place to live, or are Coalville, Shepshed and Syston a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Loughborough?

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 Loughborough. 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
Loughborough 105
Shepshed 37
Shelthorpe 31
Barrow upon Soar 27
Walton on the Wolds 6
Zouch 4
The Brand 2
Long Whatton 1
Swithland 1
Rempstone 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Loughborough. 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 Loughborough 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 Loughborough Nanpantan ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Loughborough Nanpantan (Best) 31763/32845
Loughborough Outwoods 22977/32845
Loughborough Garendon 20623/32845
Loughborough Ashby 18990/32845
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 18553/32845
Loughborough Shelthorpe 14540/32845
Loughborough Lemyngton 13167/32845
Loughborough Storer 8730/32845
Loughborough Southfields 8475/32845
Loughborough Hastings (Worst) 6256/32845
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Your Health in Loughborough

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Leicester 1.49% 4.54%
Charnwood (Loughborough) 0.89% 3.29%
Rushcliffe 0.87% 3.12%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Loughborough Nanpantan (Best) 30475/32845
Loughborough Outwoods 26010/32845
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 22955/32845
Loughborough Garendon 22220/32845
Loughborough Shelthorpe 17594/32845
Loughborough Southfields 15899/32845
Loughborough Ashby 15777/32845
Loughborough Storer 11239/32845
Loughborough Lemyngton 11013/32845
Loughborough Hastings (Worst) 10006/32845
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Deprivation in Loughborough

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 Loughborough. 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
Loughborough Nanpantan (Best) 31962/32845
Loughborough Outwoods 31067/32845
Loughborough Garendon 24747/32845
Loughborough Dishley and Hathern 24276/32845
Loughborough Southfields 20288/32845
Loughborough Ashby 17096/32845
Loughborough Shelthorpe 15852/32845
Loughborough Storer 14718/32845
Loughborough Lemyngton 11628/32845
Loughborough Hastings (Worst) 8823/32845

Average rent in Loughborough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Loughborough

If you are thinking of moving to Loughborough, 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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