Is Market Harborough, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Market Harborough?

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 Market Harborough. 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
Market Harborough 42
Little Bowden 39
Great Bowden 35
Foxton 6
Marston Trussell 1
Church Langton 0
Stoke Albany 0
Great Oxendon 0
Ashley 0
Tur Langton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Market Harborough. 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 Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden (Best) 25152/32845
Desborough St Giles 24866/32845
Market Harborough-Welland 24260/32845
Kibworths 23179/32845
Market Harborough-Logan 22614/32845
Desborough Loatland 20406/32845
Market Harborough-Little Bowden 20223/32845
Welford 20075/32845
Welland 19199/32845
Lubenham (Worst) 19168/32845
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Loughborough - "Luffbra" - it's sh*t me duck

Your Health in Market Harborough

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Kettering 1.01% 3.72%
Corby 1.36% 4.4%
Harborough (Market Harborough) 0.76% 2.75%
Oadby and Wigston 1.09% 3.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Welford (Best) 30191/32845
Kibworths 29460/32845
Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden 29077/32845
Market Harborough-Little Bowden 25906/32845
Market Harborough-Logan 25776/32845
Market Harborough-Welland 24933/32845
Welland 24313/32845
Desborough St Giles 16465/32845
Desborough Loatland 15421/32845
Lubenham (Worst) 15036/32845
Reader Opinion:

High Wycombe aka BTEC Slough

Deprivation in Market Harborough

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 Market Harborough. 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
Market Harborough-Great Bowden & Arden (Best) 28364/32845
Kibworths 28334/32845
Market Harborough-Little Bowden 25918/32845
Market Harborough-Logan 25703/32845
Market Harborough-Welland 24306/32845
Welford 22048/32845
Desborough St Giles 21862/32845
Desborough Loatland 20003/32845
Welland 19791/32845
Lubenham (Worst) 15146/32845

Average rent in Market Harborough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Market Harborough

If you are thinking of moving to Market Harborough, 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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