Is Potton, Bedfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Potton a nice place to live or is Potton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Potton 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 Potton truly a nice place to live, or are Biggleswade, Sandy and St Neots a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Potton?

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 Potton. 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
Cockayne Hatley 4
Water End 4
Great Gransden 1
Tadlow 1
Abbotsley 0
Millow 0
Eyeworth 0
Dunton 0
Newton 0
Waresley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Potton. 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 Potton 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 Stotfold and Langford ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Stotfold and Langford (Best) 27586/32845
Gamlingay 26834/32845
Melbourn 24114/32845
The Mordens 23971/32845
Northill 23298/32845
Biggleswade South 21731/32845
Potton 21437/32845
Sandy 21376/32845
Bassingbourn 21113/32845
Biggleswade North (Worst) 20499/32845
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Your Health in Potton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Central Bedfordshire (Potton) 0.84% 3.02%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
Huntingdonshire 0.85% 3.09%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stotfold and Langford (Best) 29936/32845
Gamlingay 29137/32845
Northill 28050/32845
Potton 27348/32845
The Mordens 25856/32845
Bassingbourn 24553/32845
Melbourn 23231/32845
Sandy 22708/32845
Biggleswade South 22658/32845
Biggleswade North (Worst) 21506/32845
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Deprivation in Potton

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 Potton. 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
Stotfold and Langford (Best) 28887/32845
Gamlingay 24599/32845
Potton 24120/32845
Biggleswade South 22509/32845
Melbourn 21367/32845
Sandy 20946/32845
Northill 20357/32845
Biggleswade North 19978/32845
Bassingbourn 19481/32845
The Mordens (Worst) 17166/32845

Average rent in Potton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Potton

If you are thinking of moving to Potton, 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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