Moving to Northampton, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Northampton, Northamptonshire - What you need to know
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 February 2021 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
St James’s End 199
Abington 179
Spinney Hill 152
Dallington 149
Far Cotton 87
Boothville 84
Abington Vale 82
Duston 64
Briar Hill 63
Hardingstone 46

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
Kingsley 7795/32845
Spencer 7451/32845
Phippsville 7059/32845
Semilong 6142/32845
Trinity 5682/32845
St James 5544/32845
Abington 5238/32845
Delapre and Briar Hill 4618/32845
Castle (Worst) 2477/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northampton: dangerous at night, unpleasant during the day

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

Northampton, degenerating from once proud centre of middle England

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

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