Is Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Melton Mowbray?

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 Melton Mowbray. 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
Asfordby Hill 7
Asfordby 6
Potter Hill 1
Holwell 0
Ab Kettleby 0
Wartnaby 0
Upper End 0
Great Dalby 0
Nether End 0
Little Dalby 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Melton Mowbray. 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 Melton Mowbray 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 Gaddesby ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Gaddesby (Best) 28819/32845
Frisby-on-the-Wreake 26738/32845
Melton Dorian 23852/32845
Waltham-on-the-Wolds 23298/32845
Melton Sysonby 22305/32845
Melton Newport 22157/32845
Asfordby 19595/32845
Melton Craven 18267/32845
Melton Egerton 12634/32845
Melton Warwick (Worst) 12581/32845
Reader Opinion:

Oakham, sounds a lovely town, never could an impression be quite so wrong

Your Health in Melton Mowbray

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

Town Very Bad Bad
South Kesteven 1.04% 3.74%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75%
Melton (Melton Mowbray) 0.78% 2.88%
Rutland 0.76% 2.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Frisby-on-the-Wreake (Best) 31843/32845
Gaddesby 27510/32845
Waltham-on-the-Wolds 24522/32845
Melton Newport 23934/32845
Asfordby 22794/32845
Melton Sysonby 22285/32845
Melton Dorian 20341/32845
Melton Craven 19433/32845
Melton Warwick 19246/32845
Melton Egerton (Worst) 18508/32845
Reader Opinion:

Hamilton the so called posh area of Leicester

Deprivation in Melton Mowbray

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 Melton Mowbray. 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
Melton Newport (Best) 25698/32845
Waltham-on-the-Wolds 24929/32845
Frisby-on-the-Wreake 23423/32845
Melton Dorian 23358/32845
Melton Sysonby 23226/32845
Asfordby 22120/32845
Gaddesby 20695/32845
Melton Warwick 19502/32845
Melton Craven 18640/32845
Melton Egerton (Worst) 16003/32845

Average rent in Melton Mowbray

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Melton Mowbray

If you are thinking of moving to Melton Mowbray, 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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