Moving to Kettering, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Kettering, Northamptonshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kettering in Northamptonshire? 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 Kettering 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 Kettering the land of milk and honey or are Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kettering

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Kettering. 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
Kettering 189
Weekley 144
Warkton 62
Barton Seagrave 37
Broughton 6
Little Cransley 4
Great Cransley 4
Rushton 1
Loddington 1
Cranford St Andrew 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pipers Hill (Best) 10669/32845
St Michael's and Wicksteed 13162/32845
Brambleside 19253/32845
St Peter's 20855/32845
William Knibb 2333/32845
Barton 26346/32845
Ise Lodge 26471/32845
Northfield 2805/32845
Avondale Grange 5613/32845
All Saints (Worst) 6751/32845
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Your Health in Kettering

If you are thinking of moving to Kettering, 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 Kettering 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
Northampton 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Kettering (Kettering) 1.01% 3.72% 12.88% 36.34% 46.04%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95% 14.18% 37.03% 43.68%
Corby 1.36% 4.4% 13.13% 35.16% 45.94%

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

Ward Average rank in England
St Michael's and Wicksteed (Best) 11062/32845
All Saints 11330/32845
Pipers Hill 12995/32845
St Peter's 16243/32845
Brambleside 16627/32845
Ise Lodge 19642/32845
Barton 21059/32845
Northfield 5724/32845
Avondale Grange 6363/32845
William Knibb (Worst) 8038/32845
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Deprivation in Kettering

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 Kettering. 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
All Saints (Best) 10956/32845
St Michael's and Wicksteed 11417/32845
Pipers Hill 12343/32845
Brambleside 18962/32845
St Peter's 19803/32845
Barton 26779/32845
Ise Lodge 27163/32845
Avondale Grange 4367/32845
William Knibb 6572/32845
Northfield (Worst) 6669/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Northampton, also known as ‘Nofuntown’

    Northampton, also known as ‘Nofuntown’

  2. Peterborough – there is no culture

    Peterborough – there is no culture

  3. Leicester – The Cheater’s Haven

    Leicester – The Cheater’s Haven

  4. Desborough – It amazes me how much ********** there is

    Desborough – It amazes me how much ********** there is

  5. Kettering is absolutely dreadful and I’ve had to live here for 9 years

    Kettering is absolutely dreadful and I’ve had to live here for 9 years

  6. Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

    Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

  7. Burton Latimer – **** Central Of Kettering

    Burton Latimer – **** Central Of Kettering

  8. Peterborough – you shouldn’t be that close to your cousin

    Peterborough – you shouldn’t be that close to your cousin

  9. Northampton, degenerating from once proud centre of middle England

    Northampton, degenerating from once proud centre of middle England