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With an hour train journey into London and an affordable house price, Corby is among the fastest growing towns outside London. It still needs to dust off the ashes of post-industrial decay, but also has beautiful villages like Cottingham.
14 miles west of Northampton and 10 miles southwest of Rugby, Daventry is a historic Northamptonshire market town that is a bit isolated from rest of England. It has seen a booming housing market with a growing population.
East Northamptonshire is a rural district between Northampton and Peterborough. Its headquarter, Thrapston, has a population about 7,000 and is less than 30 min drive to Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough. A place to check if you enjoy country life.
Kettering is a district in Northamptonshire named after its main town Kettering. It is one of the most affordable commuting towns for Londoners with one-hour train journey to London St Pancras in every 10-20 mins. Check Barton Seagrave if move there.
Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire with about an hour's train journey into London Euston. The town is an affordable working-class town with large regeneration underway. Check Abington, Kingsthorpe, West Hunsbury if you move there.
South Northamptonshire is a district next to Northampton and Milton Keynes. Its council is in Towcester, a historic market town established in Roman Britain. Its biggest town, Brackley is home to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Wellingborough is the most affordable town for London commuters with an hour train ride into St Pancras. Though has the stereotype of run-down, big improvements have been done in recent years. Check Irchester, Wilby, Great Doddington if move there.
How those maps were created
Colour coding based on total score = safety score * 0.5 + income score * 0.5
Score is exponentially transformed between 0 - 100 based on ranking among all England neighbourhoods. 100 means the best performing neighbourhood in England.
Data Granularity: LSOA level
Raw Data Sources:
Crime Data (Dec'17 - Nov'18): https://data.police.uk/data/
Income Data (2015): https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015
Methodology note is to be developed. We adapted the approach similar to IMD2015, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015-technical-report
For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:
Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;
Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;
Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;
Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;
Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;
Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking