Is Spalding, Lincolnshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Spalding?

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 Spalding. 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
Fulney 89
Spalding 75
Crossgate 12
Pinchbeck 10
Fen End 7
Little London 6
Loosegate 3
Pode Hole 0
Pinchbeck West 0
Peak Hill 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Spalding. 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 Spalding 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 Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Donington, Quadring and Gosberton (Best) 29226/32845
Moulton, Weston and Cowbit 27758/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet 27410/32845
Spalding Monks House 26973/32845
Spalding St Mary's 23782/32845
Spalding Wygate 23018/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas 21944/32845
Spalding St John's 20647/32845
Spalding St Paul's 19148/32845
Spalding Castle (Worst) 14646/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wow! It's Bourne! A town taken over by takeaways, hairdressers & cafés

Your Health in Spalding

If you are thinking of moving to Spalding, 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 Spalding 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 1.13% 4.04%
South Holland (Spalding) 1.38% 4.72%
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Spalding Monks House (Best) 23920/32845
Spalding Wygate 23642/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas 22160/32845
Spalding St Mary's 21301/32845
Spalding St John's 21249/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet 20738/32845
Spalding Castle 20738/32845
Spalding St Paul's 20188/32845
Moulton, Weston and Cowbit 20062/32845
Donington, Quadring and Gosberton (Worst) 18425/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne, the place where social progress goes to die.

Deprivation in Spalding

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 Spalding. 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
Spalding Monks House (Best) 22571/32845
Spalding Wygate 22489/32845
Spalding St Mary's 20376/32845
Spalding Castle 18954/32845
Spalding St John's 18317/32845
Moulton, Weston and Cowbit 18014/32845
Spalding St Paul's 17217/32845
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas 17163/32845
Pinchbeck and Surfleet 17075/32845
Donington, Quadring and Gosberton (Worst) 16882/32845

Average rent in Spalding

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Spalding

If you are thinking of moving to Spalding, 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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