Moving to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire? 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 Wisbech 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 Wisbech the land of milk and honey or are March, Long Sutton and Downham Market a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wisbech

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 Wisbech. 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
Walsoken 95
Emneth 8
Fitton End 5
Gorefield 3
Collett’s Br 3
Chequers Corner 2
Holly End 2
Marshland St James 2
Begdale 1
Walton Highway 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Staithe (Best) 11782/32845
Waterlees Village 14801/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 15791/32845
Emneth & Outwell 15966/32845
Roman Bank 16819/32845
Clarkson 5251/32845
Peckover 5549/32845
Medworth 6761/32845
Octavia Hill 9859/32845
Reader Opinion:

Holbeach, the land of the living dead

Your Health in Wisbech

If you are thinking of moving to Wisbech, 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 Wisbech 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
Peterborough 1.13% 4.04% 13.27% 37.3% 44.26%
King`s Lynn and West Norfolk 1.31% 4.8% 15.9% 37.08% 40.91%
Fenland (Wisbech) 1.36% 4.82% 16.54% 37.83% 39.45%
East Cambridgeshire 0.85% 3.12% 12.09% 35.18% 48.77%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Medworth (Best) 3737/32845
Octavia Hill 4248/32845
Waterlees Village 4673/32845
Staithe 4706/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 7718/32845
Clarkson 8152/32845
Roman Bank 8376/32845
Peckover 8528/32845
Emneth & Outwell 9133/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wisbech, knows as Wizzybekhistan by the locals

Deprivation in Wisbech

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 Wisbech. 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
Emneth & Outwell (Best) 10357/32845
Medworth 4154/32845
Waterlees Village 5379/32845
Clarkson 7203/32845
Octavia Hill 7205/32845
Staithe 8240/32845
Peckover 8310/32845
Walsoken, West Walton & Walpole 8848/32845
Roman Bank 9218/32845

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