Moving to Sandy, Bedfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Sandy, Bedfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Sandy in Bedfordshire? 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 Sandy 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 Sandy the land of milk and honey or are Biggleswade, Potton and Shefford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sandy

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 Sandy. 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
Chalton 11
Blunham 9
Beeston 3
Lower Caldecote 3
Upper Caldecote 2
Mogerhanger 2
Tempsford 2
Ickwell 0
Hatch 0
Northill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Eastcotts (Best) 12836/32845
Goldington 16461/32845
Biggleswade North 20499/32845
Sandy 21376/32845
Potton 21437/32845
Biggleswade South 21731/32845
Great Barford 22529/32845
Northill 23298/32845
Gamlingay 26834/32845
Stotfold and Langford (Worst) 27586/32845
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Your Health in Sandy

If you are thinking of moving to Sandy, 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 Sandy 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
Central Bedfordshire (Sandy) 0.84% 3.02% 11.48% 35.52% 49.15%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55% 12.58% 35.98% 46.9%
Huntingdonshire 0.85% 3.09% 11.61% 35.67% 48.77%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51% 10.62% 33.71% 52.46%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Goldington (Best) 15327/32845
Eastcotts 20799/32845
Biggleswade North 21506/32845
Biggleswade South 22658/32845
Sandy 22708/32845
Great Barford 23396/32845
Potton 27348/32845
Northill 28050/32845
Gamlingay 29137/32845
Stotfold and Langford (Worst) 29936/32845

Deprivation in Sandy

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 Sandy. 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
Goldington (Best) 14508/32845
Eastcotts 15013/32845
Biggleswade North 19978/32845
Northill 20357/32845
Great Barford 20398/32845
Sandy 20946/32845
Biggleswade South 22509/32845
Potton 24120/32845
Gamlingay 24599/32845
Stotfold and Langford (Worst) 28887/32845

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