Is Wigston Magna, Leicestershire a nice place to live?

Is Wigston Magna a nice place to live or is Wigston Magna rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wigston Magna 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 Wigston Magna 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 Wigston Magna?

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 Wigston Magna. 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
Clarendon Park 133
Knighton Fields 130
Knighton 130
Stoneygate 108
South Knighton 104
Eyres Monsell 85
South Wigston 71
Oadby 47
Aylestone Park 44
Kilby Bridge 12

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wigston Magna. 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 Wigston Magna 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 Oadby Brocks Hill ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Oadby Brocks Hill (Best) 25887/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25248/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 22392/32845
Wigston All Saints 18007/32845
Wigston Fields 17685/32845
South Wigston 17148/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17024/32845
Saxondale 11500/32845
Saffron 6405/32845
Eyres Monsell (Worst) 3608/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leicester - What A God Awful Mess

Your Health in Wigston Magna

If you are thinking of moving to Wigston Magna, 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 Wigston Magna 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%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75%
Oadby and Wigston (Wigston Magna) 1.09% 3.71%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Oadby Brocks Hill (Best) 23317/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 21319/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 20209/32845
Saxondale 20003/32845
Wigston All Saints 15017/32845
Oadby St Peter's 13630/32845
Wigston Fields 11884/32845
South Wigston 9580/32845
Saffron 3901/32845
Eyres Monsell (Worst) 1898/32845
Reader Opinion:

Fleckney, Leicestershire, avoid this town like the plague

Deprivation in Wigston Magna

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 Wigston Magna. 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
Oadby Brocks Hill (Best) 28629/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25084/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 23234/32845
Saxondale 21793/32845
Wigston All Saints 20953/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17531/32845
Wigston Fields 14376/32845
South Wigston 13870/32845
Saffron 7783/32845
Eyres Monsell (Worst) 2526/32845

Average rent in Wigston Magna

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wigston Magna

If you are thinking of moving to Wigston Magna, 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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