Is St Neots, Cambridgeshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in St Neots?

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 St Neots. 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
St Neots 53
Eynesbury 42
Islands Common 38
Eaton Ford 23
Little End 12
Little Paxton 11
Eaton Socon 7
Great Paxton 3
Duloe 0
Hail Weston 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for St Neots. 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 St Neots 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 Gamlingay ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Gamlingay (Best) 26834/32845
Buckden 25376/32845
Great Staughton 25260/32845
St Neots Eatons 21534/32845
Potton 21437/32845
Great Paxton 21418/32845
Sandy 21376/32845
St Neots Priory Park & Little Paxton 19409/32845
St Neots Eynesbury 16231/32845
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Your Health in St Neots

If you are thinking of moving to St Neots, 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 St Neots 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%
Huntingdonshire (St Neots) 0.85% 3.09%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Buckden (Best) 29689/32845
Gamlingay 29137/32845
Great Paxton 28131/32845
Potton 27348/32845
St Neots Priory Park & Little Paxton 26394/32845
Great Staughton 25190/32845
St Neots Eatons 23836/32845
Sandy 22708/32845
St Neots Eynesbury 20922/32845

Deprivation in St Neots

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 St Neots. 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
Buckden (Best) 27753/32845
St Neots Priory Park & Little Paxton 25901/32845
Gamlingay 24599/32845
Great Staughton 24301/32845
Potton 24120/32845
St Neots Eatons 23377/32845
Great Paxton 22815/32845
Sandy 20946/32845
St Neots Eynesbury 18845/32845

Average rent in St Neots

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in St Neots

If you are thinking of moving to St Neots, 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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