Is Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire a nice place to live?

Is Stony Stratford a nice place to live or is Stony Stratford rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Stony Stratford 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 Stony Stratford truly a nice place to live, or are Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton and Greenleys a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Stony Stratford?

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 Stony Stratford. 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
New Bradwell 108
Greenley 80
Great Ouse 51
Two Mile Ash 29
Stony Stratford 28
Calverton 21
Cosgrove 11
Passenham 4
Furtho 2
Castlethorpe 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Stony Stratford. 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 Stony Stratford 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 Great Horwood ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Great Horwood (Best) 29957/32845
Luffield Abbey 29774/32845
Deanshanger 29237/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24588/32845
Old Stratford 22311/32845
Whittlewood 22263/32845
Cosgrove and Grafton 21020/32845
Bradwell 19015/32845
Stony Stratford 17777/32845
Wolverton (Worst) 11824/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newport, this is just a Hillbilly Love Town

Your Health in Stony Stratford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford) 0.94% 3.2%
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Luffield Abbey (Best) 31307/32845
Old Stratford 31167/32845
Whittlewood 30511/32845
Deanshanger 30148/32845
Cosgrove and Grafton 29942/32845
Great Horwood 29691/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 23334/32845
Stony Stratford 18928/32845
Wolverton 18261/32845
Bradwell (Worst) 15386/32845
Reader Opinion:

Cardiff: Shell suit, no job and dinner plate earrings required

Deprivation in Stony Stratford

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 Stony Stratford. 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
Old Stratford (Best) 30391/32845
Whittlewood 29612/32845
Cosgrove and Grafton 29137/32845
Deanshanger 28442/32845
Luffield Abbey 24870/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24364/32845
Great Horwood 23028/32845
Stony Stratford 18230/32845
Bradwell 16746/32845
Wolverton (Worst) 16007/32845

Average rent in Stony Stratford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Stony Stratford

If you are thinking of moving to Stony Stratford, 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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