Is Atherton, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

Is Atherton a nice place to live or is Atherton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Atherton 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 Atherton truly a nice place to live, or are Hindley, Leigh and Westhoughton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Atherton?

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 Atherton. 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 Area Voilent Crimes
Atherton 0
Hag Fold 0
Shakerley 0
Water’s Nook 0
Daisy Hill 0
Greenheys 0
Chequerbent 0
Hollins 0
Higher Folds 0
Tyldesley 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Atherton. 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 Atherton 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 Astley Mosley Common ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Astley Mosley Common (Best) 16854/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 16286/32845
Westhoughton South 14708/32845
Tyldesley 12903/32845
Leigh South 10874/32845
Leigh East 6716/32845
Hulton 6250/32845
Atherton 6197/32845
Atherleigh 5843/32845
Leigh West (Worst) 3527/32845
Reader Opinion:

Westhoughton a scrote-infested town in the armpit of the North West

Your Health in Atherton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wigan (Atherton) 1.49% 5.7%
Salford 1.7% 5.87%
Bolton 1.4% 5.23%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor (Best) 15306/32845
Astley Mosley Common 14637/32845
Tyldesley 11996/32845
Hulton 11863/32845
Leigh South 10043/32845
Westhoughton South 9964/32845
Atherleigh 7689/32845
Leigh East 7420/32845
Atherton 6583/32845
Leigh West (Worst) 5010/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh, Greater Manchester, is in a time warp 15yrs behind normal life

Deprivation in Atherton

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 Atherton. 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
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor (Best) 20778/32845
Astley Mosley Common 20381/32845
Tyldesley 16896/32845
Westhoughton South 15673/32845
Leigh South 14188/32845
Hulton 13675/32845
Leigh East 10965/32845
Atherleigh 10309/32845
Atherton 9359/32845
Leigh West (Worst) 5474/32845

Average rent in Atherton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Atherton 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 Atherton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Atherton

If you are thinking of moving to Atherton, 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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