Moving to Alford, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

Moving to Alford, Lincolnshire - What you need to know
Moving to Alford, Lincolnshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Alford a nice place to live?'' You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Alford is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Alford truly a nice place to live, or are Mablethorpe, Mablethorpe and Sutton and Spilsby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Alford

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Alford. 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
Alford 5
Bilsby Field 5
South Thoresby 1
Hannah 1
Bilsby 0
Bonthorpe 0
Asserby Turn 0
Saleby 0
Ailby 0
Cumberworth 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Alford. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Alford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Withern & Theddlethorpe (Best) 27894/32845
Sutton on Sea 25364/32845
Alford 25125/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 25112/32845
Burgh le Marsh 24409/32845
Spilsby 22299/32845
Chapel St Leonards 17739/32845
Mablethorpe 13820/32845
Ingoldmells 511/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoneleigh: residents ought to be stoned!

Your Health in Alford

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Lindsey (Alford) 1.86% 6.36%
North East Lincolnshire 1.35% 4.7%
North Kesteven 1.14% 3.9%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Withern & Theddlethorpe (Best) 12829/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 12553/32845
Alford 10581/32845
Spilsby 9493/32845
Burgh le Marsh 5758/32845
Sutton on Sea 3971/32845
Ingoldmells 2979/32845
Chapel St Leonards 2251/32845
Mablethorpe 1289/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mablethorpe - the land that time forgot

Deprivation in Alford

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 Alford. 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
Burgh le Marsh (Best) 11634/32845
Spilsby 11184/32845
Alford 9121/32845
Willoughby with Sloothby 7938/32845
Withern & Theddlethorpe 7369/32845
Sutton on Sea 5106/32845
Chapel St Leonards 3107/32845
Ingoldmells 1829/32845
Mablethorpe 1619/32845

Average rent in Alford

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Alford

If you are thinking of moving to Alford, 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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