Moving to Biggleswade, Bedfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Biggleswade, Bedfordshire - What you need to know
Moving to Biggleswade, Bedfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Biggleswade in Bedfordshire? 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 Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade the land of milk and honey or are Potton, Sandy and Shefford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Biggleswade

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 Biggleswade. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Biggleswade 18
Holme Green 12
Lower Caldecote 3
Holme 2
Upper Caldecote 2
Dunton 1
Ickwell 0
Newton 0
Millow 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stotfold and Langford (Best) 27586/32845
Gamlingay 26834/32845
Arlesey 25900/32845
The Mordens 23971/32845
Northill 23298/32845
Arbury 22245/32845
Biggleswade South 21731/32845
Shefford 21682/32845
Sandy 21376/32845
Biggleswade North (Worst) 20499/32845
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Your Health in Biggleswade

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Central Bedfordshire (Biggleswade) 0.84% 3.02% 11.48% 35.52% 49.15%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55% 12.58% 35.98% 46.9%
Huntingdonshire 0.85% 3.09% 11.61% 35.67% 48.77%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51% 10.62% 33.71% 52.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Arbury (Best) 30164/32845
Stotfold and Langford 29936/32845
Gamlingay 29137/32845
Northill 28050/32845
Arlesey 27383/32845
The Mordens 25856/32845
Shefford 25284/32845
Sandy 22708/32845
Biggleswade South 22658/32845
Biggleswade North (Worst) 21506/32845

Deprivation in Biggleswade

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 Biggleswade. 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
Stotfold and Langford (Best) 28887/32845
Arbury 26995/32845
Arlesey 26766/32845
Shefford 25376/32845
Gamlingay 24599/32845
Biggleswade South 22509/32845
Sandy 20946/32845
Northill 20357/32845
Biggleswade North 19978/32845
The Mordens (Worst) 17166/32845

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