Moving to Lincoln, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln truly a nice place to live, or are Market Rasen, North Hykeham and Wragby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lincoln

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 Lincoln. 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
Ermine 94
New Boultham 82
Canwick 76
Boultham 73
Birchwood 43
Boultham Moor 42
Cherry Willingham 5
Nettleham 3
Washingborough 3
Fossdyke Navigation 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cherry Willingham (Best) 30033/32845
Hartsholme 22112/32845
Witham 21126/32845
Glebe 17472/32845
Castle 15572/32845
Abbey 14741/32845
Carholme 14155/32845
Boultham 13286/32845
Minster 11789/32845
Park (Worst) 11092/32845
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Your Health in Lincoln

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Newark and Sherwood 1.32% 4.57%
North Kesteven 1.14% 3.9%
Lincoln (Lincoln) 1.16% 4.18%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cherry Willingham (Best) 19968/32845
Carholme 11395/32845
Hartsholme 10675/32845
Witham 10242/32845
Boultham 9923/32845
Castle 9552/32845
Minster 8733/32845
Abbey 7591/32845
Glebe 7567/32845
Park (Worst) 6517/32845
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Deprivation in Lincoln

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 Lincoln. 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
Cherry Willingham (Best) 23181/32845
Hartsholme 18054/32845
Carholme 17582/32845
Witham 15874/32845
Boultham 15025/32845
Minster 12293/32845
Abbey 11701/32845
Castle 11642/32845
Glebe 9704/32845
Park (Worst) 8546/32845

Average rent in Lincoln

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Lincoln

If you are thinking of moving to Lincoln, 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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