Moving to Northampton, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Northampton, Northamptonshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Northampton 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 Northampton 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 Northampton the land of milk and honey or are Olney, Towcester and Wellingborough a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Northampton

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 Northampton. 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
Abington 247
St James’s End 186
Spinney Hill 174
Dallington 138
Boothville 129
Abington Vale 111
Far Cotton 92
Briar Hill 74
Duston 57
Hardingstone 57

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

Ward Average rank in England
Rushmills (Best) 16948/32845
Castle 2477/32845
Delapre and Briar Hill 4618/32845
Abington 5238/32845
St James 5544/32845
Trinity 5682/32845
Semilong 6142/32845
Phippsville 7059/32845
Spencer 7451/32845
Kingsley (Worst) 7795/32845
Reader Opinion:

Burton Latimer - Chav Central Of Kettering

Your Health in Northampton

If you are thinking of moving to Northampton, 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 Northampton 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 (Northampton) 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95% 14.18% 37.03% 43.68%
Daventry 0.91% 3.31% 12.07% 35.27% 48.44%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64% 11.01% 34.87% 50.72%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Delapre and Briar Hill (Best) 10451/32845
Abington 10488/32845
Phippsville 12706/32845
Rushmills 12857/32845
Spencer 5329/32845
Castle 5402/32845
Semilong 6606/32845
Kingsley 7488/32845
Trinity 8026/32845
St James (Worst) 8356/32845
Reader Opinion:

Daventry, town of the zombie

Deprivation in Northampton

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 Northampton. 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
St James (Best) 10163/32845
Trinity 10907/32845
Kingsley 11193/32845
Delapre and Briar Hill 11587/32845
Abington 12989/32845
Phippsville 14589/32845
Rushmills 17812/32845
Castle 6546/32845
Spencer 6813/32845
Semilong (Worst) 9108/32845

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    Northampton, observe our loverly wide range of *****

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

    Burton Latimer – **** Central Of Kettering

  3. Northampton: characterless & overflowing with nobs & Eastern Europeans

    Northampton: characterless & overflowing with nobs & Eastern Europeans

  4. Daventry, the opposite of Hotel California

    Daventry, the opposite of Hotel California

  5. Northampton – where apathy rules OK

    Northampton – where apathy rules OK

  6. Northampton, also known as ‘Nofuntown’

    Northampton, also known as ‘Nofuntown’

  7. Northampton: dangerous at night, unpleasant during the day

    Northampton: dangerous at night, unpleasant during the day

  8. Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

    Rugby: Warehouse jobs and drugs a plenty

  9. Daventry, town of the zombie

    Daventry, town of the zombie