Moving to Boston, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston truly a nice place to live, or are Coningsby, Holbeach and Wainfleet a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Boston

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 Boston. 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
Boston 81
Haltoft End 6
Frampton West End 3
Freiston 3
Hobhole Drain 3
Fishtoft 1
Boston West 1
Anton’s Gowt 1
Frith Bank 0
Boston Long Hedges 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
West (Best) 30824/32845
Fishtoft 28383/32845
Coastal 28107/32845
Staniland 24539/32845
Trinity 20724/32845
St Thomas' 18928/32845
Skirbeck 16640/32845
Witham 13338/32845
Fenside 12303/32845
Station (Worst) 10946/32845
Reader Opinion:

Boston, Lincolnshire, the land of pregnant 14 year olds

Your Health in Boston

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Peterborough 1.13% 4.04%
North Kesteven 1.14% 3.9%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
Boston (Boston) 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West (Best) 24572/32845
Fishtoft 17979/32845
Witham 17265/32845
Staniland 16324/32845
Trinity 16002/32845
St Thomas' 13582/32845
Station 13481/32845
Coastal 12613/32845
Fenside 12469/32845
Skirbeck (Worst) 10911/32845
Reader Opinion:

Skegness - where the Northerners go to die

Deprivation in Boston

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 Boston. 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
West (Best) 26246/32845
Fishtoft 19936/32845
Staniland 16981/32845
Trinity 16733/32845
St Thomas' 14158/32845
Coastal 13918/32845
Witham 13299/32845
Station 10077/32845
Skirbeck 9325/32845
Fenside (Worst) 7504/32845

Average rent in Boston

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Boston

If you are thinking of moving to Boston, 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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