Is Southam, Warwickshire a nice place to live?

Is Southam a nice place to live or is Southam rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Southam 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 Southam truly a nice place to live, or are Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Whitnash a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Southam?

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 Southam. 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
Stockton 6
Chapel Green 4
Long Itchington 3
Bascote 3
Bishop’s Itchington 2
Broadwell 1
Harbury 1
Bascote Heath 0
Tomlow 0
Ufton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Southam. 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 Southam 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 Kineton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Kineton (Best) 28850/32845
Leam Valley 28201/32845
Radford Semele 26760/32845
Harbury 25447/32845
Napton & Fenny Compton 24494/32845
Southam North 21839/32845
Southam South 21708/32845
Dunsmore 21287/32845
Long Itchington & Stockton 21145/32845
Whitnash (Worst) 20168/32845
Reader Opinion:

Southam... probably one of the dullest towns around

Your Health in Southam

If you are thinking of moving to Southam, 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 Southam 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%
Warwick 0.93% 3.11%
Stratford-on-Avon (Southam) 0.88% 3.36%
Daventry 0.91% 3.31%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leam Valley (Best) 29612/32845
Harbury 25445/32845
Kineton 25443/32845
Southam South 25243/32845
Dunsmore 25193/32845
Napton & Fenny Compton 25054/32845
Southam North 24924/32845
Radford Semele 23580/32845
Whitnash 22516/32845
Long Itchington & Stockton (Worst) 20333/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leamington Spa: Stale magnolia casting its vanilla doom all over the town

Deprivation in Southam

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 Southam. 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
Dunsmore (Best) 27287/32845
Whitnash 26583/32845
Radford Semele 25923/32845
Southam North 25489/32845
Southam South 24812/32845
Leam Valley 23495/32845
Long Itchington & Stockton 23240/32845
Harbury 22553/32845
Napton & Fenny Compton 22128/32845
Kineton (Worst) 20682/32845

Average rent in Southam

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southam

If you are thinking of moving to Southam, 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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