Moving to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Peterborough in Cambridgeshire? 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 Peterborough 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 Peterborough the land of milk and honey or are Whittlesey, Crowland and The Deepings a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Peterborough

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 Peterborough. 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
Millfield 214
New England 207
Paston 151
Fengate 150
Newark 91
Bretton 82
Ravensthorpe 82
New Fletton 78
Old Fletton 49
Longthorpe 28

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fletton and Woodston (Best) 10247/32845
Hargate and Hempsted 14145/32845
Dogsthorpe 2331/32845
North 4482/32845
Central 5597/32845
Orton Longueville 5782/32845
East 6546/32845
Park 6875/32845
Fletton and Stanground 7080/32845
Ravensthorpe (Worst) 7307/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough - there is no culture

Your Health in Peterborough

If you are thinking of moving to Peterborough, 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 Peterborough 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
Peterborough (Peterborough) 1.13% 4.04% 13.27% 37.3% 44.26%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72% 15.82% 37.55% 40.52%
East Northamptonshire 0.97% 3.39% 12.85% 35.93% 46.86%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fletton and Stanground (Best) 10550/32845
Park 14292/32845
Hargate and Hempsted 14405/32845
Fletton and Woodston 15026/32845
Dogsthorpe 5676/32845
North 7823/32845
East 8393/32845
Orton Longueville 8455/32845
Central 9286/32845
Ravensthorpe (Worst) 9686/32845
Reader Opinion:

Peterborough: oh for a nuclear bomb (or a really big bulldozer)

Deprivation in Peterborough

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 Peterborough. 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
Fletton and Stanground (Best) 11030/32845
Ravensthorpe 11338/32845
Park 12609/32845
Fletton and Woodston 16438/32845
Hargate and Hempsted 18750/32845
North 4116/32845
Dogsthorpe 4357/32845
East 6723/32845
Central 8098/32845
Orton Longueville (Worst) 8363/32845

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