Moving to Wigston Magna, Leicestershire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wigston Magna, Leicestershire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wigston Magna in Leicestershire? 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 Wigston Magna 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 Wigston Magna the land of milk and honey or are Braunstone Town, Leicester and Oadby a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wigston Magna

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wigston Magna. 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
Aylestone Park 169
Knighton Fields 156
Knighton 156
Clarendon Park 136
Stoneygate 103
Eyres Monsell 84
South Knighton 75
Oadby 49
South Wigston 44
Kilby Bridge 8

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

Ward Average rank in England
Saxondale (Best) 11500/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17024/32845
South Wigston 17148/32845
Wigston Fields 17685/32845
Wigston All Saints 18007/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 22392/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25248/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 25887/32845
Eyres Monsell 3608/32845
Saffron (Worst) 6405/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sileby - A depressing town with a shameful history

Your Health in Wigston Magna

If you are thinking of moving to Wigston Magna, 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 Wigston Magna 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
Leicester 1.49% 4.54% 13.42% 35.64% 44.9%
Blaby 0.88% 3.28% 12.53% 35.81% 47.51%
Harborough 0.76% 2.75% 11.37% 34.27% 50.85%
Oadby and Wigston (Wigston Magna) 1.09% 3.71% 13.4% 36.62% 45.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Wigston Fields (Best) 11884/32845
Oadby St Peter's 13630/32845
Wigston All Saints 15017/32845
Eyres Monsell 1898/32845
Saxondale 20003/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 20209/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 21319/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 23317/32845
Saffron 3901/32845
South Wigston (Worst) 9580/32845
Reader Opinion:

At Leicester's Clock Tower, smell the stench of BO & cheap perfume

Deprivation in Wigston Magna

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 Wigston Magna. 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
South Wigston (Best) 13870/32845
Wigston Fields 14376/32845
Oadby St Peter's 17531/32845
Wigston All Saints 20953/32845
Saxondale 21793/32845
Wigston St Wolstan's 23234/32845
Wigston Meadowcourt 25084/32845
Eyres Monsell 2526/32845
Oadby Brocks Hill 28629/32845
Saffron (Worst) 7783/32845

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