Moving to Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

Moving to Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire - What you need to know
Moving to Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers truly a nice place to live, or are Irthlingborough, Raunds and Rushden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Higham Ferrers

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 Higham Ferrers. 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
Rushden 90
Higham Ferrers 89
Warmonds Hill 86
Little Wymington 27
Irthlingborough 20
Knuston 11
Nene 4
Little Addington 1
Caldecott 1
Chelveston 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stanwick (Best) 25279/32845
Rushden Sartoris 21025/32845
Higham Ferrers Chichele 20118/32845
Irchester 18832/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 17710/32845
Rushden Pemberton 17386/32845
Rushden Bates 16898/32845
Rushden Spencer 15445/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 13890/32845
Rushden Hayden (Worst) 13233/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellingborough, aka "Well Rough"

Your Health in Higham Ferrers

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Northampton 1.03% 3.61%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95%
East Northamptonshire (Higham Ferrers) 0.97% 3.39%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stanwick (Best) 26950/32845
Higham Ferrers Chichele 23318/32845
Rushden Sartoris 22733/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 20583/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 18873/32845
Rushden Bates 18449/32845
Rushden Spencer 17885/32845
Rushden Pemberton 16884/32845
Rushden Hayden 14760/32845
Irchester (Worst) 11685/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rushden aka Roughden

Deprivation in Higham Ferrers

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 Higham Ferrers. 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
Stanwick (Best) 27903/32845
Higham Ferrers Chichele 26277/32845
Rushden Sartoris 23395/32845
Rushden Bates 18250/32845
Irthlingborough John Pyel 17589/32845
Rushden Spencer 16554/32845
Rushden Pemberton 16540/32845
Irchester 14822/32845
Irthlingborough Waterloo 14650/32845
Rushden Hayden (Worst) 11697/32845

Average rent in Higham Ferrers

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Higham Ferrers

If you are thinking of moving to Higham Ferrers, 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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