Is Woodbridge, Suffolk a nice place to live?

Is Woodbridge a nice place to live or is Woodbridge rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge truly a nice place to live, or are Ipswich, Kesgrave and Otley a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Woodbridge?

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 Woodbridge. 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
Martlesham 23
Mill Hills 10
Maidensgrave 4
Broom Hill 3
Burgh 3
Ufford 2
Bredfield 1
Bromeswell 0
Hasketon 0
Eyke 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Woodbridge. 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 Woodbridge 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 Rushmere St Andrew ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Rushmere St Andrew (Best) 31645/32845
Kesgrave 29093/32845
Deben 27742/32845
Melton 27497/32845
Wickham Market 27087/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 26134/32845
Woodbridge 23782/32845
Orwell & Villages 23630/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 22009/32845
Bixley (Worst) 18734/32845
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Your Health in Woodbridge

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Tendring 1.78% 5.83%
Ipswich 1.14% 3.92%
Mid Suffolk 0.83% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rushmere St Andrew (Best) 28695/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 27635/32845
Kesgrave 26060/32845
Wickham Market 25944/32845
Melton 25704/32845
Deben 25461/32845
Woodbridge 23010/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 22668/32845
Orwell & Villages 21610/32845
Bixley (Worst) 20169/32845
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Deprivation in Woodbridge

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 Woodbridge. 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
Rushmere St Andrew (Best) 31292/32845
Kesgrave 28261/32845
Martlesham & Purdis Farm 27233/32845
Melton 26635/32845
Bixley 24309/32845
Carlford & Fynn Valley 23027/32845
Woodbridge 22713/32845
Orwell & Villages 19883/32845
Wickham Market 19677/32845
Deben (Worst) 18820/32845

Average rent in Woodbridge

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Woodbridge

If you are thinking of moving to Woodbridge, 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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