Moving to Soham, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

Moving to Soham, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know
Moving to Soham, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Soham 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 Soham 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 Soham truly a nice place to live, or are Ely, Mildenhall and Newmarket a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Soham

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 Soham. 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
Down Field 3
Isleham 3
Reach 3
Broad Hill 3
Little Thetford 2
Fordham 1
Barway 1
Freckenham 0
Kennett 0
Landwade 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Fordham & Isleham (Best) 30201/32845
Burwell 26321/32845
Ely West 25783/32845
Stretham 25191/32845
Soham North 24904/32845
Ely East 24403/32845
Exning 23792/32845
Soham South 23702/32845
The Rows 22195/32845
Newmarket West (Worst) 16586/32845
Reader Opinion:

Histon, Cambridge: you will never meet a duller bunch of arse candles

Your Health in Soham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
East Cambridgeshire (Soham) 0.85% 3.12%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stretham (Best) 29377/32845
Ely East 29088/32845
Ely West 28480/32845
Burwell 27957/32845
Soham North 26708/32845
Fordham & Isleham 26040/32845
Soham South 25170/32845
Exning 23256/32845
The Rows 21770/32845
Newmarket West (Worst) 20273/32845
Reader Opinion:

Ely. Ship of the Fens? Sh*t of the Fens!

Deprivation in Soham

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 Soham. 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
Burwell (Best) 26674/32845
Ely West 25260/32845
Stretham 25240/32845
Ely East 23673/32845
Fordham & Isleham 23669/32845
Exning 21957/32845
Soham North 21449/32845
Newmarket West 20267/32845
Soham South 19946/32845
The Rows (Worst) 13460/32845

Average rent in Soham

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Soham 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 Soham.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Soham

If you are thinking of moving to Soham, 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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