Moving to Shefford, Bedfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Shefford, Bedfordshire - What you need to know

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

Crime in Shefford

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 Shefford. 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
Shefford 15
Campton 7
Henlow 6
Langford 4
Holme 4
Chicksands 1
Ireland 0
Lower Stondon 0
Southill 0
Upper Gravenhurst 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Letchworth Wilbury (Best) 17756/32845
Letchworth Grange 19615/32845
Cadwell 19623/32845
Biggleswade North 20499/32845
Shefford 21682/32845
Biggleswade South 21731/32845
Arbury 22245/32845
Arlesey 25900/32845
Silsoe and Shillington 27138/32845
Stotfold and Langford (Worst) 27586/32845

Your Health in Shefford

If you are thinking of moving to Shefford, 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 Shefford 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
Luton 1.2% 3.73% 12.44% 36.07% 46.56%
Central Bedfordshire (Shefford) 0.84% 3.02% 11.48% 35.52% 49.15%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55% 12.58% 35.98% 46.9%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Letchworth Grange (Best) 20041/32845
Letchworth Wilbury 21225/32845
Biggleswade North 21506/32845
Biggleswade South 22658/32845
Shefford 25284/32845
Arlesey 27383/32845
Cadwell 29246/32845
Silsoe and Shillington 29834/32845
Stotfold and Langford 29936/32845
Arbury (Worst) 30164/32845

Deprivation in Shefford

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 Shefford. 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
Letchworth Wilbury (Best) 17913/32845
Letchworth Grange 18494/32845
Biggleswade North 19978/32845
Cadwell 20128/32845
Biggleswade South 22509/32845
Shefford 25376/32845
Arlesey 26766/32845
Arbury 26995/32845
Silsoe and Shillington 27095/32845
Stotfold and Langford (Worst) 28887/32845

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