Moving to Ely, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Ely, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Ely 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 Ely 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 Ely the land of milk and honey or are Chatteris, Hanley Grange and Soham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ely

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ely. 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
Ely 33
Littleport 11
Sandhill 9
Broad Hill 2
California 1
Black Bank 1
Little Downham 1
Little Thetford 0
Chettisham 0
Barway 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Littleport (Best) 22743/32845
Soham South 23702/32845
Ely East 24403/32845
Soham North 24904/32845
Ely North 25085/32845
Stretham 25191/32845
Ely West 25783/32845
Haddenham 26294/32845
Sutton 27750/32845
Fordham & Isleham (Worst) 30201/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoke-on-trent, more like Sh*thole-on-trent

Your Health in Ely

If you are thinking of moving to Ely, 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 Ely 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
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
East Cambridgeshire (Ely) 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Littleport (Best) 21907/32845
Soham South 25170/32845
Fordham & Isleham 26040/32845
Soham North 26708/32845
Haddenham 28453/32845
Ely West 28480/32845
Sutton 28897/32845
Ely East 29088/32845
Stretham 29377/32845
Ely North (Worst) 29503/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stoke On Trent - A place devoid of intelligence

Deprivation in Ely

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 Ely. 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
Littleport (Best) 16809/32845
Soham South 19946/32845
Soham North 21449/32845
Fordham & Isleham 23669/32845
Ely East 23673/32845
Haddenham 25063/32845
Stretham 25240/32845
Ely West 25260/32845
Sutton 25495/32845
Ely North (Worst) 25849/32845

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