Is Syston, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

Is Syston a nice place to live or is Syston rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Syston 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 Syston truly a nice place to live, or are Braunstone Town, Leicester and Oadby a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Syston?

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 Syston. 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
Thurmaston 55
Syston 47
Wanlip 46
Sileby 35
Birstall 32
Barkby Thorpe 27
Barkby 27
Rearsby 8
Ratcliffe on the Wreake 5
Cossington 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Syston. 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 Syston 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 East Goscote ward.

Ward Average rank in England
East Goscote (Best) 28224/32845
Birstall Wanlip 21238/32845
Barrow and Sileby West 20509/32845
Sileby 18773/32845
Syston West 17828/32845
Thurmaston 17506/32845
Syston East 17431/32845
Birstall Watermead 17380/32845
Troon 13097/32845
Rushey Mead (Worst) 12847/32845
Reader Opinion:

Markfield: Christ, this place is awful!

Your Health in Syston

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Leicester 1.49% 4.54%
Charnwood (Syston) 0.89% 3.29%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28%
Oadby and Wigston 1.09% 3.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Birstall Wanlip (Best) 30240/32845
Barrow and Sileby West 23968/32845
Birstall Watermead 23621/32845
Sileby 23323/32845
East Goscote 22927/32845
Syston West 19197/32845
Thurmaston 19173/32845
Syston East 18089/32845
Rushey Mead 12092/32845
Troon (Worst) 8844/32845
Reader Opinion:

Loughborough - "Luffbra" - it's sh*t me duck

Deprivation in Syston

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 Syston. 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
Birstall Wanlip (Best) 29095/32845
East Goscote 25974/32845
Barrow and Sileby West 25640/32845
Birstall Watermead 22748/32845
Sileby 21201/32845
Syston West 21154/32845
Syston East 19559/32845
Thurmaston 18812/32845
Rushey Mead 10934/32845
Troon (Worst) 9947/32845

Average rent in Syston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Syston

If you are thinking of moving to Syston, 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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