Is Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Woburn Sands?

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 Sands. 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
Brinklow 47
Wavendon 47
Cross End 42
Old Farm Park 37
Wavendon Gate 37
Lower End 14
Salford Ford 13
Browns Wood 8
Aspley Heath 6
Aspley Guise 6

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Woburn Sands. 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 Sands 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 Cranfield and Marston Moretaine ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine (Best) 25609/32845
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville 25159/32845
Monkston 22487/32845
Danesborough & Walton 21609/32845
Bletchley West 20509/32845
Broughton 19987/32845
Bletchley Park 18846/32845
Campbell Park & Old Woughton 16076/32845
Woughton & Fishermead 8017/32845
Bletchley East (Worst) 7788/32845

Your Health in Woburn Sands

If you are thinking of moving to Woburn Sands, 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 Sands 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 (Woburn Sands) 0.94% 3.2%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville (Best) 28149/32845
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 27715/32845
Danesborough & Walton 23511/32845
Broughton 23464/32845
Monkston 21499/32845
Bletchley West 17966/32845
Bletchley Park 16495/32845
Campbell Park & Old Woughton 16356/32845
Bletchley East 12029/32845
Woughton & Fishermead (Worst) 9561/32845

Deprivation in Woburn Sands

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 Sands. 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
Great Brickhill & Newton Longville (Best) 26715/32845
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 25282/32845
Broughton 24372/32845
Danesborough & Walton 22806/32845
Monkston 22070/32845
Bletchley West 18018/32845
Campbell Park & Old Woughton 16232/32845
Bletchley Park 16046/32845
Bletchley East 9055/32845
Woughton & Fishermead (Worst) 7660/32845

Average rent in Woburn Sands

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Woburn Sands

If you are thinking of moving to Woburn Sands, 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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