Moving to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Cambridge in Cambridgeshire? 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge the land of milk and honey or are Fulbourn, Hanley Grange and Northstowe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Cambridge

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Cambridge. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Cambridge 176
Coldham’s Common 147
Arbury 76
Cherry Hinton 71
Fen Ditton 54
Milton 43
Teversham 42
Newnham 21
Grantchester 20
High Cross 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Chesterton (Best) 11210/32845
Petersfield 13572/32845
Coleridge 14171/32845
Romsey 14476/32845
Trumpington 18322/32845
Castle 23682/32845
Newnham 25094/32845
Arbury 6979/32845
Market 7144/32845
Abbey (Worst) 7606/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bar Hill, near Cambridge, Inbredsville

Your Health in Cambridge

If you are thinking of moving to Cambridge, 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 Cambridge 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
Huntingdonshire 0.85% 3.09% 11.61% 35.67% 48.77%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51% 10.62% 33.71% 52.46%
Cambridge (Cambridge) 0.78% 2.85% 9.7% 31.97% 54.69%
Uttlesford 0.66% 2.6% 10.85% 33.34% 52.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Abbey (Best) 12423/32845
Arbury 16713/32845
Coleridge 17987/32845
Romsey 18290/32845
Petersfield 22876/32845
Castle 26621/32845
West Chesterton 26653/32845
Trumpington 26683/32845
Market 30123/32845
Newnham (Worst) 32539/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoke-on-Trent a.k.a Joke-on-Trent

Deprivation in Cambridge

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 Cambridge. 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
Abbey (Best) 10105/32845
Arbury 15406/32845
Trumpington 19844/32845
Coleridge 20570/32845
Romsey 21021/32845
Petersfield 22478/32845
Market 22733/32845
West Chesterton 24908/32845
Castle 27442/32845
Newnham (Worst) 28583/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






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    Histon, Cambridge: you will never meet a duller bunch of **** candles

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  3. Whittlesey: Carnival of the Damned

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  4. Peterborough, I am forced into living the ‘ch4v’ life

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  5. Ramsey, Huntingdon, Godless **** safari park

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  6. Ely. Ship of the Fens? Sh*t of the Fens!

    Ely. Ship of the Fens? Sh*t of the Fens!

  7. Leighton Buzzard: without the boys in blue, ***** would be running the streets

    Leighton Buzzard: without the boys in blue, ***** would be running the streets

  8. Peterborough, I’d advise acquiring shares in Sports Direct, Tesco & Poundland

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    Peterborough – there is no culture