Moving to Olney, Buckinghamshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Olney, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know
Moving to Olney, Buckinghamshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Olney in Buckinghamshire? 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 Olney 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 Olney the land of milk and honey or are Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton and Greenleys a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Olney

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 Olney. 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
Lavendon 4
Bozeat 3
Sherington 2
Emberton 1
Turvey 1
Warrington 0
Cold Brayfield 0
Newton Blossomville 0
Ravenstone 0
Tyringham 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bozeat (Best) 29320/32845
Olney 27277/32845
Brafield and Yardley 25581/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24588/32845
Hackleton 24414/32845
Newport Pagnell South 23380/32845
Salcey 22425/32845
Wollaston 20861/32845
Harrold 18599/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 17481/32845
Reader Opinion:

Newport, this is just a Hillbilly Love Town

Your Health in Olney

If you are thinking of moving to Olney, 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 Olney 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
Milton Keynes (Olney) 0.94% 3.2% 10.82% 34.88% 50.17%
Northampton 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55% 12.58% 35.98% 46.9%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64% 11.01% 34.87% 50.72%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Olney (Best) 28122/32845
Hackleton 27745/32845
Salcey 27618/32845
Brafield and Yardley 26365/32845
Wollaston 24385/32845
Harrold 24128/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 23334/32845
Bozeat 20838/32845
Newport Pagnell South 19942/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 15040/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blaenavon: It has a hole

Deprivation in Olney

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 Olney. 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
Hackleton (Best) 27523/32845
Salcey 27344/32845
Brafield and Yardley 26610/32845
Wollaston 25935/32845
Bozeat 25263/32845
Olney 25051/32845
Newport Pagnell North & Hanslope 24364/32845
Newport Pagnell South 23416/32845
Harrold 21825/32845
Stantonbury (Worst) 16151/32845

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