Is Rushden, Northamptonshire a nice place to live?

Is Rushden a nice place to live or is Rushden rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Rushden 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 Rushden truly a nice place to live, or are Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Wellingborough a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Rushden?

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 Rushden. 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
Rushden 84
Higham Ferrers 82
Warmonds Hill 73
Little Wymington 26
Irthlingborough 14
Knuston 12
Irchester 4
Caldecott 0
Newton Bromswold 0
Til 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Rushden. 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 Rushden 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 Rushden Sartoris ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Rushden Sartoris (Best) 21025/32845
Higham Ferrers Chichele 20118/32845
Higham Ferrers Lancaster 19058/32845
Irchester 18832/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 17710/32845
Rushden Pemberton 17386/32845
Rushden Bates 16898/32845
Rushden Spencer 15445/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 13890/32845
Rushden Hayden (Worst) 13233/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rushden aka Roughden

Your Health in Rushden

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95%
East Northamptonshire (Rushden) 0.97% 3.39%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Higham Ferrers Chichele (Best) 23318/32845
Rushden Sartoris 22733/32845
Higham Ferrers Lancaster 21788/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 20583/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 18873/32845
Rushden Bates 18449/32845
Rushden Spencer 17885/32845
Rushden Pemberton 16884/32845
Rushden Hayden 14760/32845
Irchester (Worst) 11685/32845
Reader Opinion:

Burton Latimer - The hole of Kettering

Deprivation in Rushden

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 Rushden. 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
Higham Ferrers Chichele (Best) 26277/32845
Rushden Sartoris 23395/32845
Higham Ferrers Lancaster 22894/32845
Rushden Bates 18250/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 17589/32845
Rushden Spencer 16554/32845
Rushden Pemberton 16540/32845
Irchester 14822/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 14650/32845
Rushden Hayden (Worst) 11697/32845

Average rent in Rushden

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Rushden

If you are thinking of moving to Rushden, 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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