Is Stamford, Lincolnshire a nice place to live?

Is Stamford a nice place to live or is Stamford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Stamford 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 Stamford truly a nice place to live, or are Bourne, Market Deeping and The Deepings a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Stamford?

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 Stamford. 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
Little Casterton 5
Great Casterton 4
Chater 4
Belmesthorpe 2
Toll Bar 2
Pilsgate 2
Ryhall 1
Ingthorpe 1
Tinwell 0
Uffington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Stamford. 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 Stamford 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 Normanton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Normanton (Best) 32324/32845
Casewick 32059/32845
Stamford St John's 30429/32845
Ketton 30361/32845
Stamford All Saints 28264/32845
Stamford St George's 28067/32845
Ryhall & Casterton 26883/32845
Barnack 25677/32845
Stamford St Mary's 22815/32845
Wittering (Worst) 20268/32845
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Your Health in Stamford

If you are thinking of moving to Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Kesteven (Stamford) 1.04% 3.74%
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39%
Rutland 0.76% 2.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Normanton (Best) 32065/32845
Stamford St John's 29472/32845
Ryhall & Casterton 28998/32845
Ketton 28226/32845
Casewick 27992/32845
Stamford St Mary's 24947/32845
Stamford All Saints 23803/32845
Barnack 23171/32845
Stamford St George's 21325/32845
Wittering (Worst) 18381/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Stamford

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 Stamford. 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
Stamford St John's (Best) 31569/32845
Normanton 31367/32845
Casewick 26981/32845
Ryhall & Casterton 26872/32845
Ketton 24609/32845
Stamford All Saints 23745/32845
Barnack 22379/32845
Wittering 22121/32845
Stamford St George's 21431/32845
Stamford St Mary's (Worst) 20982/32845

Average rent in Stamford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Stamford

If you are thinking of moving to Stamford, 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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