Is Wisbech, Cambridgeshire a nice place to live?

Is Wisbech a nice place to live or is Wisbech rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Wisbech 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 Wisbech truly a nice place to live, or are March, Long Sutton and Downham Market a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Wisbech?

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 Wisbech. 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
Walsoken 107
Emneth 4
Collett’s Br 3
Chequers Corner 2
Gorefield 2
Begdale 1
Walton Highway 1
Holly End 1
Fitton End 0
Marshland St James 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wisbech. 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 Wisbech 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 Roman Bank ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Roman Bank (Best) 16819/32845
Emneth & Outwell 15966/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 15791/32845
Waterlees Village 14801/32845
Staithe 11782/32845
Octavia Hill 9859/32845
Medworth 6761/32845
Peckover 5549/32845
Clarkson 5251/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wisbech, I came pretty close to sliding into depression

Your Health in Wisbech

If you are thinking of moving to Wisbech, 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 Wisbech 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%
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8%
Fenland (Wisbech) 1.36% 4.82%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Emneth & Outwell (Best) 9133/32845
Peckover 8528/32845
Roman Bank 8376/32845
Clarkson 8152/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 7718/32845
Staithe 4706/32845
Waterlees Village 4673/32845
Octavia Hill 4248/32845
Medworth 3737/32845
Reader Opinion:

Epsom: the not-so-salubrious suburb

Deprivation in Wisbech

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 Wisbech. 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
Emneth & Outwell (Best) 10357/32845
Roman Bank 9218/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 8848/32845
Peckover 8310/32845
Staithe 8240/32845
Octavia Hill 7205/32845
Clarkson 7203/32845
Waterlees Village 5379/32845
Medworth 4154/32845

Average rent in Wisbech

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wisbech

If you are thinking of moving to Wisbech, 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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