Is Towcester, Northamptonshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Towcester?

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 Towcester. 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
Towcester 17
Duncote 3
Astcote 2
Cold Higham 2
Dalscote 2
Greens Norton 1
Caldecote 1
Tiffield 0
Blisworth 0
Shutlanger 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Towcester. 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 Towcester 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 Kingthorn ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Kingthorn (Best) 32672/32845
Silverstone 27079/32845
Blakesley and Cote 26280/32845
Blisworth and Roade 23726/32845
Tove 23229/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 22694/32845
Astwell 21978/32845
Towcester Brook 20946/32845
Towcester Mill 17025/32845
Harpole and Grange (Worst) 15933/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northampton, degenerating from once proud centre of middle England

Your Health in Towcester

If you are thinking of moving to Towcester, 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 Towcester 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 0.94% 3.2%
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95%
South Northamptonshire (Towcester) 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Astwell (Best) 31999/32845
Blakesley and Cote 30906/32845
Tove 30054/32845
Silverstone 29713/32845
Harpole and Grange 28116/32845
Kingthorn 27869/32845
Towcester Mill 27544/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 26134/32845
Towcester Brook 25869/32845
Blisworth and Roade (Worst) 25672/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellingborough, aka "Well Rough"

Deprivation in Towcester

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 Towcester. 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
Silverstone (Best) 31928/32845
Kingthorn 29544/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 27740/32845
Harpole and Grange 26833/32845
Tove 26424/32845
Towcester Mill 26342/32845
Towcester Brook 25918/32845
Blisworth and Roade 25646/32845
Astwell 25225/32845
Blakesley and Cote (Worst) 22378/32845

Average rent in Towcester

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Towcester

If you are thinking of moving to Towcester, 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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