Is Oadby, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

Is Oadby a nice place to live or is Oadby rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Oadby 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 Oadby truly a nice place to live, or are Braunstone Town, Leicester and Wigston Magna a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Oadby?

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 Oadby. 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
Knighton 187
Knighton Fields 187
Clarendon Park 170
Stoneygate 136
South Knighton 129
Crown Hills 122
Evington 74
Oadby 45
Stoughton 14
Great Stretton 5

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Oadby. 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 Oadby 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 Oadby Uplands ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Oadby Uplands (Best) 27366/32845
Oadby Grange 27158/32845
Oadby Woodlands 26369/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 25887/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25248/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 22392/32845
Thurnby & Houghton 20688/32845
Wigston All Saints 18007/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17024/32845
Evington (Worst) 14587/32845
Reader Opinion:

Come to Wigston and sample the smells, the broken glass & the syringes

Your Health in Oadby

If you are thinking of moving to Oadby, 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 Oadby 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%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75%
Oadby and Wigston (Oadby) 1.09% 3.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Thurnby & Houghton (Best) 29817/32845
Oadby Woodlands 27063/32845
Oadby Grange 26358/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 23317/32845
Oadby Uplands 23245/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 21319/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 20209/32845
Wigston All Saints 15017/32845
Oadby St Peter's 13630/32845
Evington (Worst) 12718/32845
Reader Opinion:

Loughborough - It's a Total Nutjob

Deprivation in Oadby

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 Oadby. 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
Oadby Grange (Best) 29398/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 28629/32845
Oadby Woodlands 28448/32845
Oadby Uplands 28131/32845
Thurnby & Houghton 26266/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25084/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 23234/32845
Wigston All Saints 20953/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17531/32845
Evington (Worst) 13406/32845

Average rent in Oadby

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Oadby

If you are thinking of moving to Oadby, 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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