Is Newmarket, Suffolk a nice place to live?

Is Newmarket a nice place to live or is Newmarket rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Newmarket 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 Newmarket truly a nice place to live, or are Fulbourn, Soham and Mildenhall a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Newmarket?

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 Newmarket. 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
Newmarket 46
Exning 2
Cheveley 1
Broad Green 1
Kennet End 1
Kentford 1
Dullingham 1
Landwade 0
Gazeley 0
Ashley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Newmarket. 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 Newmarket 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 Fordham & Isleham ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Fordham & Isleham (Best) 30201/32845
Woodditton 29085/32845
Kentford & Moulton 28267/32845
Burwell 26321/32845
Exning 23792/32845
Iceni 18213/32845
Newmarket West 16586/32845
Newmarket North 13167/32845
Newmarket East 12103/32845
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Your Health in Newmarket

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Braintree 0.93% 3.43%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85%
Uttlesford 0.66% 2.6%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Burwell (Best) 27957/32845
Woodditton 27189/32845
Fordham & Isleham 26040/32845
Iceni 23259/32845
Exning 23256/32845
Kentford & Moulton 20944/32845
Newmarket West 20273/32845
Newmarket East 18344/32845
Newmarket North 13394/32845
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Deprivation in Newmarket

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 Newmarket. 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
Burwell (Best) 26674/32845
Woodditton 24432/32845
Fordham & Isleham 23669/32845
Iceni 22494/32845
Exning 21957/32845
Kentford & Moulton 20392/32845
Newmarket West 20267/32845
Newmarket East 16669/32845
Newmarket North 13912/32845

Average rent in Newmarket

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Newmarket

If you are thinking of moving to Newmarket, 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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