Moving to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough the land of milk and honey or are Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wellingborough

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wellingborough. 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
Irthlingborough 35
Little Irchester 28
Finedon 26
Great Harrowden 24
Knuston 6
Irchester 1
Isham 1
Little Harrowden 1
Great Doddington 0
Hardwick 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Finedon (Best) 11936/32845
Rixon 12551/32845
Croyland 13194/32845
Redwell 18004/32845
Swanspool 4179/32845
Queensway 6093/32845
Isebrook 6095/32845
Brickhill 6106/32845
Hatton 8098/32845
Victoria (Worst) 9111/32845
Reader Opinion:

Rushden aka Roughden

Your Health in Wellingborough

If you are thinking of moving to Wellingborough, 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 Wellingborough 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
Northampton 1.03% 3.61% 12.51% 36.47% 46.38%
Bedford 0.98% 3.55% 12.58% 35.98% 46.9%
Wellingborough (Wellingborough) 1.16% 3.95% 14.18% 37.03% 43.68%
South Northamptonshire 0.77% 2.64% 11.01% 34.87% 50.72%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Croyland (Best) 11396/32845
Victoria 11567/32845
Brickhill 12040/32845
Finedon 12943/32845
Hatton 13351/32845
Rixon 14162/32845
Redwell 19856/32845
Swanspool 7428/32845
Queensway 7550/32845
Isebrook (Worst) 9313/32845
Reader Opinion:

Northampton, also known as 'Nofuntown'

Deprivation in Wellingborough

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 Wellingborough. 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
Swanspool (Best) 10120/32845
Croyland 10220/32845
Isebrook 10230/32845
Victoria 10334/32845
Brickhill 12050/32845
Rixon 13785/32845
Finedon 14133/32845
Hatton 17030/32845
Redwell 24992/32845
Queensway (Worst) 6644/32845

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  3. Northampton: dangerous at night, unpleasant during the day

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  4. Northampton: come one, come all and suck us dry

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  9. Rushden aka Roughden

    Rushden aka Roughden