Is Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

Is Ashton under Lyne a nice place to live or is Ashton under Lyne rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Ashton under Lyne is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Ashton under Lyne truly a nice place to live, or are Audenshaw, Droylsden and Dukinfield a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Ashton under Lyne?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ashton under Lyne. 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.
Policing AreaVoilent Crimes
Ashton-under-Lyne1
Crowhill0
Waterloo0
Taunton0
Littlemoss0
Tame0
Audenshaw0
Hooley Hill0
Daisy Nook0
Bardsley0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Ashton under Lyne. These statistics 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 taken the rank average for wards in and around Ashton under Lyne and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Dukinfield Stalybridge ward.

WardAverage rank in England
Dukinfield Stalybridge (Best)7876/32845
Droylsden West7558/32845
Droylsden East7131/32845
Audenshaw7065/32845
Dukinfield6692/32845
Ashton Waterloo6297/32845
St Peter's5966/32845
Ashton Hurst5778/32845
Denton North East5423/32845
Ashton St Michael's (Worst)2649/32845
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Your Health in Ashton under Lyne

If you are thinking of moving to Ashton under Lyne, 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 Ashton under Lyne compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

TownVery BadBad
Manchester1.72%5.37%
Tameside (Ashton under Lyne)1.6%5.7%
Oldham1.52%5.42%
Trafford1.13%4.09%

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

WardAverage rank in England
Dukinfield Stalybridge (Best)7968/32845
Denton North East7758/32845
Audenshaw7472/32845
Droylsden West6651/32845
Ashton Hurst6432/32845
Dukinfield5961/32845
Droylsden East5887/32845
Ashton Waterloo5653/32845
Ashton St Michael's4484/32845
St Peter's (Worst)3130/32845
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Deprivation in Ashton under Lyne

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 Ashton under Lyne. 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.

WardAverage rank in England
Dukinfield Stalybridge (Best)12507/32845
Audenshaw11233/32845
Denton North East10088/32845
Ashton Waterloo9485/32845
Dukinfield9297/32845
Ashton Hurst9234/32845
Droylsden West9050/32845
Droylsden East8425/32845
Ashton St Michael's6642/32845
St Peter's (Worst)4388/32845

Average rent in Ashton under Lyne

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Ashton under Lyne are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Ashton under Lyne.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ashton under Lyne

If you are thinking of moving to Ashton under Lyne, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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