Moving to Northstowe, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

Moving to Northstowe, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know
Moving to Northstowe, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Northstowe 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 Northstowe 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 Northstowe truly a nice place to live, or are Cambridge, Hanley Grange and St Ives a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Northstowe

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 Northstowe. 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
Impington 12
Histon 11
Longstanton 9
Dry Drayton 6
Boxworth End 2
Rampton 2
Lolworth 1
Oakington 1
Bar Hill 0
Landbeach 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Girton (Best) 23642/32845
Swavesey 22820/32845
Bar Hill 22288/32845
Cottenham 22279/32845
Milton & Waterbeach 21979/32845
Over & Willingham 21690/32845
Longstanton 21428/32845
Histon & Impington 18779/32845
East Chesterton 10891/32845
King's Hedges (Worst) 3491/32845
Reader Opinion:

Histon, Cambridge: you will never meet a duller bunch of arse candles

Your Health in Northstowe

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Huntingdonshire 0.85% 3.09%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
South Cambridgeshire (Northstowe) 0.7% 2.51%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bar Hill (Best) 31524/32845
Girton 31205/32845
Swavesey 30388/32845
Longstanton 30292/32845
Over & Willingham 28692/32845
Cottenham 28338/32845
Histon & Impington 26907/32845
Milton & Waterbeach 26804/32845
East Chesterton 15152/32845
King's Hedges (Worst) 13080/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bar Hill, near Cambridge, Inbredsville

Deprivation in Northstowe

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 Northstowe. 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
Longstanton (Best) 29797/32845
Girton 28060/32845
Swavesey 27328/32845
Over & Willingham 27224/32845
Histon & Impington 25964/32845
Cottenham 25794/32845
Bar Hill 25165/32845
Milton & Waterbeach 24881/32845
East Chesterton 14804/32845
King's Hedges (Worst) 11835/32845

Average rent in Northstowe

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Northstowe

If you are thinking of moving to Northstowe, 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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