Is Barnoldswick, Lancashire a nice place to live?

Is Barnoldswick a nice place to live or is Barnoldswick rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Barnoldswick 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 Barnoldswick truly a nice place to live, or are Brierfield, Colne and Nelson a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Barnoldswick?

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 Barnoldswick. 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
Coates 24
Lane End 24
Barnoldswick 21
Earby 15
Green End 15
Earby Beck 14
Booth Bridge 14
Salterforth 12
Park Close 3
Stock 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Barnoldswick. 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 Barnoldswick 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 West Craven ward.

Ward Average rank in England
West Craven (Best) 31850/32845
Earby 26508/32845
Coates 26442/32845
Gisburn & Rimington 25986/32845
Blacko and Higherford 25511/32845
Boulsworth 24318/32845
Craven 22613/32845
Vivary Bridge 12932/32845
Horsfield 10722/32845
Reader Opinion:

Colne: Welcome back to the medieval era!

Your Health in Barnoldswick

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Burnley 1.73% 5.99%
Pendle (Barnoldswick) 1.46% 5.5%
Craven 0.93% 3.56%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
West Craven (Best) 29426/32845
Blacko and Higherford 24551/32845
Gisburn & Rimington 22077/32845
Boulsworth 18611/32845
Earby 13072/32845
Craven 11998/32845
Coates 10524/32845
Vivary Bridge 7724/32845
Horsfield 4877/32845
Reader Opinion:

Brierfield. Pendle's Melanoma

Deprivation in Barnoldswick

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 Barnoldswick. 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
Blacko and Higherford (Best) 28977/32845
West Craven 24985/32845
Boulsworth 21285/32845
Earby 17160/32845
Coates 15217/32845
Gisburn & Rimington 14835/32845
Craven 14648/32845
Vivary Bridge 9825/32845
Horsfield 6655/32845

Average rent in Barnoldswick

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Barnoldswick

If you are thinking of moving to Barnoldswick, 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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