Is Wellingborough, Northamptonshire a nice place to live?

Is Wellingborough a nice place to live or is Wellingborough rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough truly a nice place to live, or are Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Wellingborough?

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 Wellingborough. 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 Irchester 35
Irthlingborough 14
Knuston 12
Great Harrowden 9
Finedon 6
Irchester 4
Isham 2
Little Harrowden 1
Hardwick 0
Great Doddington 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wellingborough. 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 Wellingborough 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 Redwell ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Redwell (Best) 18004/32845
Croyland 13194/32845
Rixon 12551/32845
Finedon 11936/32845
Victoria 9111/32845
Hatton 8098/32845
Brickhill 6106/32845
Isebrook 6095/32845
Queensway 6093/32845
Swanspool (Worst) 4179/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellingborough, aka "Well Rough"

Your Health in Wellingborough

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
Wellingborough (Wellingborough) 1.16% 3.95%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Redwell (Best) 19856/32845
Rixon 14162/32845
Hatton 13351/32845
Finedon 12943/32845
Brickhill 12040/32845
Victoria 11567/32845
Croyland 11396/32845
Isebrook 9313/32845
Queensway 7550/32845
Swanspool (Worst) 7428/32845
Reader Opinion:

Burton Latimer - The hole of Kettering

Deprivation in Wellingborough

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 Wellingborough. 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
Redwell (Best) 24992/32845
Hatton 17030/32845
Finedon 14133/32845
Rixon 13785/32845
Brickhill 12050/32845
Victoria 10334/32845
Isebrook 10230/32845
Croyland 10220/32845
Swanspool 10120/32845
Queensway (Worst) 6644/32845

Average rent in Wellingborough

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wellingborough

If you are thinking of moving to Wellingborough, 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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