Moving to Horncastle, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Horncastle 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 Horncastle 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 Horncastle truly a nice place to live, or are Coningsby, Spilsby and Wragby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Horncastle

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 Horncastle. 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
Horncastle 15
Martin Moor 1
Haltham 0
Fulletby 0
New End 0
Hemingby 0
Roughton 0
Dalderby 0
Belchford 0
Baumber 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Woodhall Spa (Best) 32411/32845
Metheringham 31646/32845
Roughton 31485/32845
Tetford & Donington 31341/32845
Bardney 30493/32845
Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme 30388/32845
Coningsby & Mareham 30163/32845
Horncastle 29433/32845
Halton Holegate 28381/32845
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Your Health in Horncastle

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

Town Very Bad Bad
East Lindsey (Horncastle) 1.86% 6.36%
North Kesteven 1.14% 3.9%
Lincoln 1.16% 4.18%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Metheringham (Best) 24180/32845
Tetford & Donington 20037/32845
Roughton 19394/32845
Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme 18516/32845
Bardney 16280/32845
Woodhall Spa 15645/32845
Coningsby & Mareham 15002/32845
Horncastle 14540/32845
Halton Holegate 10570/32845
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Deprivation in Horncastle

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 Horncastle. 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
Woodhall Spa (Best) 23395/32845
Metheringham 21436/32845
Coningsby & Mareham 16896/32845
Horncastle 14250/32845
Roughton 12853/32845
Bardney 12531/32845
Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme 11601/32845
Tetford & Donington 11583/32845
Halton Holegate 8610/32845

Average rent in Horncastle

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Horncastle

If you are thinking of moving to Horncastle, 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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