Is Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire a nice place to live?

Is Whittlesey a nice place to live or is Whittlesey rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Whittlesey 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 Whittlesey truly a nice place to live, or are Peterborough, Ramsey and Crowland a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Whittlesey?

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 Whittlesey. 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
Fengate 169
Newark 88
Eye 16
North Side 12
Farcet 9
Eye Green 6
Coates 5
Turves 3
Ramsey Mereside 1
Pondersbridge 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Whittlesey. 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 Whittlesey 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 Ramsey ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Ramsey (Best) 20132/32845
St Andrews 19327/32845
Yaxley 18556/32845
Bassenhally 17798/32845
Lattersey 15774/32845
Stanground South 12905/32845
Eye, Thorney and Newborough 10457/32845
Fletton and Stanground 7080/32845
East 6546/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whittlesey: Carnival of the Damned

Your Health in Whittlesey

If you are thinking of moving to Whittlesey, 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 Whittlesey 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%
Fenland (Whittlesey) 1.36% 4.82%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Yaxley (Best) 23293/32845
Ramsey 19696/32845
Bassenhally 13436/32845
Lattersey 11837/32845
St Andrews 11269/32845
Eye, Thorney and Newborough 11228/32845
Fletton and Stanground 10550/32845
Stanground South 9763/32845
East 8393/32845
Reader Opinion:

Corby...the name says it all!

Deprivation in Whittlesey

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 Whittlesey. 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
Yaxley (Best) 19959/32845
Ramsey 18422/32845
St Andrews 18307/32845
Bassenhally 16869/32845
Lattersey 15329/32845
Eye, Thorney and Newborough 12593/32845
Stanground South 12543/32845
Fletton and Stanground 11030/32845
East 6723/32845

Average rent in Whittlesey

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Whittlesey

If you are thinking of moving to Whittlesey, 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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