Is Peterborough, Cambridgeshire a nice place to live?

Is Peterborough a nice place to live or is Peterborough rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Peterborough 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 Peterborough truly a nice place to live, or are Whittlesey, Crowland and The Deepings a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Peterborough?

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 Peterborough. 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
Millfield 253
New England 175
Fengate 169
Paston 136
New Fletton 103
Newark 88
Bretton 80
Ravensthorpe 80
Old Fletton 73
Longthorpe 22

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Peterborough. 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 Peterborough 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 Hargate and Hempsted ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hargate and Hempsted (Best) 14145/32845
Fletton and Woodston 10247/32845
Ravensthorpe 7307/32845
Fletton and Stanground 7080/32845
Park 6875/32845
East 6546/32845
Orton Longueville 5782/32845
Central 5597/32845
North 4482/32845
Dogsthorpe (Worst) 2331/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whittlesey: Carnival of the Damned

Your Health in Peterborough

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Peterborough (Peterborough) 1.13% 4.04%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fletton and Woodston (Best) 15026/32845
Hargate and Hempsted 14405/32845
Park 14292/32845
Fletton and Stanground 10550/32845
Ravensthorpe 9686/32845
Central 9286/32845
Orton Longueville 8455/32845
East 8393/32845
North 7823/32845
Dogsthorpe (Worst) 5676/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough: oh for a nuclear bomb (or a really big bulldozer)

Deprivation in Peterborough

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 Peterborough. 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
Hargate and Hempsted (Best) 18750/32845
Fletton and Woodston 16438/32845
Park 12609/32845
Ravensthorpe 11338/32845
Fletton and Stanground 11030/32845
Orton Longueville 8363/32845
Central 8098/32845
East 6723/32845
Dogsthorpe 4357/32845
North (Worst) 4116/32845

Average rent in Peterborough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Peterborough

If you are thinking of moving to Peterborough, 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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