Moving to Grantham, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Grantham 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 Grantham 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 Grantham truly a nice place to live, or are Sleaford, Bingham and Newark on Trent a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Grantham

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 Grantham. 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
Grantham Canal 83
Grantham 78
Earlsfield 52
Spittlegate 52
Green Hill 50
Gonerby Hill Foot 15
Barrowby 6
Great Gonerby 3
Belton 0
Little Ponton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Belmont (Best) 30304/32845
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 30012/32845
Grantham Arnoldfield 26204/32845
Isaac Newton 25524/32845
Grantham Barrowby Gate 24364/32845
Grantham St Wulfram's 20513/32845
Grantham Harrowby 18430/32845
Grantham Earlesfield 17154/32845
Grantham Springfield 16905/32845
Grantham St Vincent's (Worst) 15892/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne: a backwater Lincolnshire market town

Your Health in Grantham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
South Kesteven (Grantham) 1.04% 3.74%
Gedling 1.17% 4.1%
Melton 0.78% 2.88%
Rutland 0.76% 2.7%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Belmont (Best) 26710/32845
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 26047/32845
Isaac Newton 23197/32845
Grantham Arnoldfield 20529/32845
Grantham Springfield 19661/32845
Grantham Barrowby Gate 18358/32845
Grantham St Wulfram's 18246/32845
Grantham St Vincent's 16828/32845
Grantham Earlesfield 16169/32845
Grantham Harrowby (Worst) 14095/32845
Reader Opinion:

Boston, Lincs, every bad thing done to excess

Deprivation in Grantham

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 Grantham. 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
Belmont (Best) 28445/32845
Grantham Arnoldfield 23543/32845
Peascliffe & Ridgeway 23148/32845
Grantham St Wulfram's 19299/32845
Isaac Newton 18461/32845
Grantham Barrowby Gate 18344/32845
Grantham Springfield 16649/32845
Grantham St Vincent's 15906/32845
Grantham Harrowby 11243/32845
Grantham Earlesfield (Worst) 10747/32845

Average rent in Grantham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Grantham

If you are thinking of moving to Grantham, 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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