Moving to St Ives, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

Moving to St Ives, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know
Moving to St Ives, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is St Ives 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 St Ives 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 St Ives truly a nice place to live, or are Godmanchester, Hanley Grange and Huntingdon a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in St Ives

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 St Ives. 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
Hartford 61
St Ives 54
Fen Drayton 5
Fenstanton 5
Great Ouse 3
Hemingford Grey 3
Needingworth 1
Holywell 0
Bluntisham 0
Hemingford Abbots 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Somersham (Best) 26401/32845
Holywell-cum-Needingworth 25633/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 24533/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24272/32845
St Ives East 22573/32845
Fenstanton 22564/32845
St Ives South 21901/32845
Over & Willingham 21690/32845
St Ives West 19535/32845
Huntingdon East (Worst) 16582/32845
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Your Health in St Ives

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Huntingdonshire (St Ives) 0.85% 3.09%
Fenland 1.36% 4.82%
South Cambridgeshire 0.7% 2.51%
Cambridge 0.78% 2.85%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Somersham (Best) 28701/32845
Over & Willingham 28692/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 28577/32845
Holywell-cum-Needingworth 28405/32845
Fenstanton 26171/32845
St Ives West 25278/32845
St Ives South 24736/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 24460/32845
St Ives East 23676/32845
Huntingdon East (Worst) 17401/32845
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Deprivation in St Ives

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 St Ives. 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
Holywell-cum-Needingworth (Best) 29977/32845
Somersham 27933/32845
Hemingford Grey & Houghton 27415/32845
Fenstanton 27335/32845
Over & Willingham 27224/32845
St Ives South 25408/32845
Godmanchester & Hemingford Abbots 25326/32845
St Ives West 23802/32845
St Ives East 20885/32845
Huntingdon East (Worst) 15186/32845

Average rent in St Ives

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in St Ives

If you are thinking of moving to St Ives, 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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