Moving to Oakham, Rutland? What you need to know

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Moving to Oakham, Rutland - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Oakham in Rutland? 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 Oakham 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 Oakham the land of milk and honey or are Melton Mowbray, Stamford and Uppingham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oakham

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Oakham. 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
Oakham 21
Ayston 11
Barleythorpe 8
Langham 2
Burley 2
Exton 1
Cold Overton 0
Knossington 0
Ashwell 0
Barrow 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Exton (Best) 24515/32845
Oakham North East 28147/32845
Lyddington 30347/32845
Oakham North West 30582/32845
Langham 30672/32845
Braunston & Martinsthorpe 31444/32845
Oakham South 31811/32845
Whissendine 32372/32845
Cottesmore 32382/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne: a backwater Lincolnshire market town

Your Health in Oakham

If you are thinking of moving to Oakham, 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 Oakham 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
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39% 12.85% 35.93% 46.86%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75% 11.37% 34.27% 50.85%
Melton 0.78% 2.88% 12.5% 35.52% 48.33%
Rutland (Oakham) 0.76% 2.7% 12.13% 34.03% 50.38%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cottesmore (Best) 25252/32845
Whissendine 27495/32845
Oakham North West 27630/32845
Langham 27848/32845
Oakham North East 28031/32845
Braunston & Martinsthorpe 28546/32845
Exton 30378/32845
Oakham South 30912/32845
Lyddington 30984/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bourne aka Deliverance

Deprivation in Oakham

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 Oakham. 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
Braunston & Martinsthorpe (Best) 20482/32845
Exton 21199/32845
Lyddington 22224/32845
Oakham North West 26321/32845
Cottesmore 28543/32845
Oakham North East 28819/32845
Whissendine 29111/32845
Oakham South 30711/32845
Langham 31646/32845

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  1. Oakham, sounds a lovely town, never could an impression be quite so wrong

    Oakham, sounds a lovely town, never could an impression be quite so wrong