Is Rugby, Warwickshire a nice place to live?

Is Rugby a nice place to live or is Rugby rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Rugby 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 Rugby truly a nice place to live, or are Lutterworth, Daventry and Southam a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Rugby?

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 Rugby. 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
Rugby 107
New Bilton 100
Newbold-on-Avon 88
Brownsover 63
Bilton 21
Long Lawford 16
Cawston 15
Newton 15
Cosford 0
Harborough Parva 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rugby. 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 Rugby 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 Coton and Boughton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Coton and Boughton (Best) 23788/32845
Paddox 22003/32845
Bilton 20953/32845
Hillmorton 19600/32845
Admirals and Cawston 17395/32845
Rokeby and Overslade 17165/32845
Newbold and Brownsover 14120/32845
Eastlands 13611/32845
Benn 10006/32845
New Bilton (Worst) 8648/32845
Reader Opinion:

Coventry - Worse than ever

Your Health in Rugby

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Coventry 1.4% 4.66%
Nuneaton and Bedworth 1.4% 4.81%
Rugby (Rugby) 0.97% 3.51%
Daventry 0.91% 3.31%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Admirals and Cawston (Best) 25089/32845
Coton and Boughton 25066/32845
Paddox 24691/32845
Bilton 22323/32845
Eastlands 21328/32845
Hillmorton 19334/32845
Rokeby and Overslade 16687/32845
Newbold and Brownsover 15624/32845
New Bilton 15534/32845
Benn (Worst) 14814/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Rugby

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 Rugby. 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
Paddox (Best) 26945/32845
Coton and Boughton 26553/32845
Admirals and Cawston 26277/32845
Bilton 24057/32845
Eastlands 20914/32845
Hillmorton 20326/32845
Rokeby and Overslade 18296/32845
Newbold and Brownsover 15267/32845
Benn 13286/32845
New Bilton (Worst) 13157/32845

Average rent in Rugby

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rugby

If you are thinking of moving to Rugby, 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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