Is Olney, Buckinghamshire a nice place to live?

Is Olney a nice place to live or is Olney rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Olney 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 Olney truly a nice place to live, or are Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton and Greenleys a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Olney?

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 Olney. 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
Lavendon 7
Sherington 5
Cold Brayfield 5
Bozeat 2
Warrington 2
Emberton 0
Turvey 0
Newton Blossomville 0
Ravenstone 0
Tyringham 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Olney. 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 Olney 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 Bozeat ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Bozeat (Best) 29320/32845
Olney 27277/32845
Brafield and Yardley 25581/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24588/32845
Hackleton 24414/32845
Newport Pagnell South 23380/32845
Salcey 22425/32845
Wollaston 20861/32845
Harrold 18599/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 17481/32845
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Your Health in Olney

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Milton Keynes (Olney) 0.94% 3.2%
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Olney (Best) 28122/32845
Hackleton 27745/32845
Salcey 27618/32845
Brafield and Yardley 26365/32845
Wollaston 24385/32845
Harrold 24128/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 23334/32845
Bozeat 20838/32845
Newport Pagnell South 19942/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 15040/32845
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Deprivation in Olney

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 Olney. 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
Hackleton (Best) 27523/32845
Salcey 27344/32845
Brafield and Yardley 26610/32845
Wollaston 25935/32845
Bozeat 25263/32845
Olney 25051/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24364/32845
Newport Pagnell South 23416/32845
Harrold 21825/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 16151/32845

Average rent in Olney

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Olney

If you are thinking of moving to Olney, 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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