Moving to Towcester, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Towcester, Northamptonshire - What you need to know
Moving to Towcester, Northamptonshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Towcester in Northamptonshire? 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 Towcester 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 Towcester the land of milk and honey or are Stony Stratford, Wolverton and Greenleys and Northampton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Towcester

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 Towcester. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Towcester 32
Tiffield 2
Blisworth 2
Duncote 2
Caldecote 2
Greens Norton 2
Astcote 2
Dalscote 0
Cold Higham 0
Shutlanger 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kingthorn (Best) 32672/32845
Silverstone 27079/32845
Blakesley and Cote 26280/32845
Blisworth and Roade 23726/32845
Tove 23229/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 22694/32845
Astwell 21978/32845
Towcester Brook 20946/32845
Towcester Mill 17025/32845
Harpole and Grange (Worst) 15933/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northampton: characterless & overflowing with nobs & Eastern Europeans

Your Health in Towcester

If you are thinking of moving to Towcester, 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 Towcester 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
Milton Keynes 0.94% 3.2% 10.82% 34.88% 50.17%
Northampton 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Wellingborough 1.16% 3.95% 14.18% 37.03% 43.68%
South Northamptonshire (Towcester) 0.77% 2.64% 11.01% 34.87% 50.72%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Astwell (Best) 31999/32845
Blakesley and Cote 30906/32845
Tove 30054/32845
Silverstone 29713/32845
Harpole and Grange 28116/32845
Kingthorn 27869/32845
Towcester Mill 27544/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 26134/32845
Towcester Brook 25869/32845
Blisworth and Roade (Worst) 25672/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wellingborough, aka "Well Rough"

Deprivation in Towcester

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 Towcester. 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
Silverstone (Best) 31928/32845
Kingthorn 29544/32845
Heyfords and Bugbrooke 27740/32845
Harpole and Grange 26833/32845
Tove 26424/32845
Towcester Mill 26342/32845
Towcester Brook 25918/32845
Blisworth and Roade 25646/32845
Astwell 25225/32845
Blakesley and Cote (Worst) 22378/32845

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