Is Oakham, Rutland a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Oakham?

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 Oakham. 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
Oakham 20
Barleythorpe 13
Ayston 8
Langham 4
Burley 4
Ashwell 1
Cold Overton 1
Exton 0
Barrow 0
Knossington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Oakham. 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 Oakham 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 Cottesmore ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cottesmore (Best) 32382/32845
Whissendine 32372/32845
Oakham South 31811/32845
Braunston & Martinsthorpe 31444/32845
Langham 30672/32845
Oakham North West 30582/32845
Lyddington 30347/32845
Oakham North East 28147/32845
Exton 24515/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne aka Deliverance

Your Health in Oakham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75%
Melton 0.78% 2.88%
Rutland (Oakham) 0.76% 2.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Lyddington (Best) 30984/32845
Oakham South 30912/32845
Exton 30378/32845
Braunston & Martinsthorpe 28546/32845
Oakham North East 28031/32845
Langham 27848/32845
Oakham North West 27630/32845
Whissendine 27495/32845
Cottesmore 25252/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough - there is no culture

Deprivation in Oakham

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 Oakham. 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
Langham (Best) 31646/32845
Oakham South 30711/32845
Whissendine 29111/32845
Oakham North East 28819/32845
Cottesmore 28543/32845
Oakham North West 26321/32845
Lyddington 22224/32845
Exton 21199/32845
Braunston & Martinsthorpe 20482/32845

Average rent in Oakham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Oakham

If you are thinking of moving to Oakham, 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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