Is Woburn, Bedfordshire a nice place to live?

Is Woburn a nice place to live or is Woburn rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Woburn 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 Woburn truly a nice place to live, or are Bletchley, Fenny Stratford and Woburn Sands a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Woburn?

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 Woburn. 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
Browns Wood 13
Lower End 7
Bow Brickhill 7
Aspley Heath 6
Aspley Guise 3
Fox Corner 3
Little Brickhill 2
Birchmoor Green 1
Potsgrove 0
Sheeplane 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Woburn. 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 Woburn 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 Aspley and Woburn ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Aspley and Woburn (Best) 25882/32845
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 25609/32845
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville 25159/32845
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 23824/32845
Linslade 23665/32845
Monkston 22487/32845
Danesborough & Walton 21609/32845
Bletchley Park 18846/32845
Leighton Buzzard North 14802/32845
Bletchley East (Worst) 7788/32845

Your Health in Woburn

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Luton 1.2% 3.73%
Milton Keynes 0.94% 3.2%
Central Bedfordshire (Woburn) 0.84% 3.02%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield (Best) 30001/32845
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville 28149/32845
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 27715/32845
Aspley and Woburn 26921/32845
Linslade 25947/32845
Danesborough & Walton 23511/32845
Leighton Buzzard North 22271/32845
Monkston 21499/32845
Bletchley Park 16495/32845
Bletchley East (Worst) 12029/32845

Deprivation in Woburn

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 Woburn. 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
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield (Best) 28265/32845
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville 26715/32845
Linslade 26388/32845
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 25282/32845
Aspley and Woburn 25233/32845
Danesborough & Walton 22806/32845
Monkston 22070/32845
Leighton Buzzard North 21059/32845
Bletchley Park 16046/32845
Bletchley East (Worst) 9055/32845

Average rent in Woburn

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Woburn

If you are thinking of moving to Woburn, 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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