Moving to Sleaford, Lincolnshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Sleaford, Lincolnshire - What you need to know
Moving to Sleaford, Lincolnshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Sleaford a nice place to live?'' 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 Sleaford 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 Sleaford truly a nice place to live, or are Coningsby, Grantham and North Hykeham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Sleaford

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 Sleaford. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Holdingham 11
Ruskington 10
Dorrington 3
Leasingham 2
Cranwell 2
Anwick 2
Evedon 1
Silk Willoughby 0
North Rauceby 0
South Rauceby 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leasingham and Rauceby (Best) 32535/32845
Ashby de la Launde and Cranwell 32316/32845
Sleaford Quarrington and Mareham 31573/32845
Osbournby 31435/32845
Heckington Rural 31167/32845
Ruskington 30647/32845
Sleaford Holdingham 26889/32845
Sleaford Castle 22725/32845
Sleaford Westholme 20730/32845
Sleaford Navigation (Worst) 18587/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sleaford: Backwards, Inbred and they like it that way!

Your Health in Sleaford

If you are thinking of moving to Sleaford, 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 Sleaford compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
South Kesteven 1.04% 3.74%
North Kesteven (Sleaford) 1.14% 3.9%
South Holland 1.38% 4.72%
Boston 1.24% 4.73%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Sleaford Quarrington and Mareham (Best) 29121/32845
Leasingham and Rauceby 27195/32845
Heckington Rural 26537/32845
Osbournby 26142/32845
Ashby de la Launde and Cranwell 24469/32845
Sleaford Holdingham 20884/32845
Sleaford Castle 20505/32845
Ruskington 19165/32845
Sleaford Westholme 18860/32845
Sleaford Navigation (Worst) 17215/32845
Reader Opinion:

Melton Mowbray is the most bizarre & terrifying place I've ever lived

Deprivation in Sleaford

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 Sleaford. 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
Sleaford Quarrington and Mareham (Best) 29350/32845
Leasingham and Rauceby 27341/32845
Ashby de la Launde and Cranwell 23728/32845
Heckington Rural 21497/32845
Ruskington 21279/32845
Sleaford Holdingham 18850/32845
Sleaford Castle 17485/32845
Osbournby 14901/32845
Sleaford Westholme 13585/32845
Sleaford Navigation (Worst) 11463/32845

Average rent in Sleaford

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Sleaford are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Sleaford.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Sleaford

If you are thinking of moving to Sleaford, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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