Moving to Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Godmanchester 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 Godmanchester 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 Godmanchester the land of milk and honey or are Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Godmanchester

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 Godmanchester. 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
Hartford 74
Green End 5
Great Ouse 2
Offord Cluny 2
Offord D’Arcy 2
Hemingford Abbots 1
Hemingford Grey 1
Great Stukeley 1
Duck End 0
Graveley 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Huntingdon North (Best) 15791/32845
Huntingdon East 16582/32845
St Ives West 19535/32845
Great Paxton 21418/32845
Fenstanton 22564/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24272/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 24533/32845
Brampton 24829/32845
Buckden 25376/32845
The Stukeleys (Worst) 26840/32845
Reader Opinion:

St Neots, Cambridgeshire, sounds a bit posh, in reality it's far from it!

Your Health in Godmanchester

If you are thinking of moving to Godmanchester, 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 Godmanchester 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 (Godmanchester) 0.85% 3.09% 11.61% 35.67% 48.77%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51% 10.62% 33.71% 52.46%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85% 9.7% 31.97% 54.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Huntingdon North (Best) 15012/32845
Huntingdon East 17401/32845
The Stukeleys 23536/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24460/32845
Brampton 25179/32845
St Ives West 25278/32845
Fenstanton 26171/32845
Great Paxton 28131/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 28577/32845
Buckden (Worst) 29689/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough - there is no culture

Deprivation in Godmanchester

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 Godmanchester. 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
Huntingdon North (Best) 13333/32845
Huntingdon East 15186/32845
Great Paxton 22815/32845
St Ives West 23802/32845
The Stukeleys 24977/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 25326/32845
Brampton 25733/32845
Fenstanton 27335/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 27415/32845
Buckden (Worst) 27753/32845

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