Moving to March, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to March, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to March in Cambridgeshire? 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 March 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 March the land of milk and honey or are Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in March

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around March. 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
Badgeney 51
Norwoodside 50
March 44
Little London 44
Peas Hill 22
Town End 16
Hook 2
Knight’s End 1
Stonea 0
Iron Bridge 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Slade Lode (Best) 13039/32845
Elm & Christchurch 16338/32845
March North 17651/32845
March East 18108/32845
Ramsey 20132/32845
March West 20321/32845
Benwick, Coates & Eastrea 22841/32845
Doddington & Wimblington 25126/32845
Downham Villages 27432/32845
Reader Opinion:

Fleet: a miserable cabbage plantation of mud and depression in Lincs

Your Health in March

If you are thinking of moving to March, 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 March 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
Peterborough 1.13% 4.04% 13.27% 37.3% 44.26%
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Fenland (March) 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Slade Lode (Best) 10631/32845
Benwick, Coates & Eastrea 12553/32845
Doddington & Wimblington 13959/32845
Ramsey 19696/32845
Downham Villages 28150/32845
Elm & Christchurch 7299/32845
March North 7642/32845
March East 8626/32845
March West 9747/32845
Reader Opinion:

Whittlesey: Carnival of the Damned

Deprivation in March

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 March. 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
March East (Best) 11139/32845
March North 11840/32845
Slade Lode 12139/32845
March West 14530/32845
Benwick, Coates & Eastrea 14717/32845
Ramsey 18422/32845
Downham Villages 20531/32845
Doddington & Wimblington 20637/32845
Elm & Christchurch 8774/32845

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