Is Blackpool, Lancashire a nice place to live?

Is Blackpool a nice place to live or is Blackpool rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Blackpool 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 Blackpool truly a nice place to live, or are Cleveleys, Poulton le Fylde and Thornton a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Blackpool?

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 Blackpool. 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
Hoohill 393
Little Layton 393
Warbreck 227
Little Carleton 111
Carleton 92
Bispham 84
Breedy Butts 46
Little Poulton 42
Hardhorn 34
Staining 27

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Blackpool. 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 Blackpool 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 Carleton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Carleton (Best) 27262/32845
Staining and Weeton 24297/32845
Hardhorn with High Cross 23630/32845
Tithebarn 22522/32845
Norbreck 16808/32845
Greenlands 15612/32845
Ingthorpe 13535/32845
Bispham 12224/32845
Park 8145/32845
Layton (Worst) 5658/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blackpool: The seaside hole of littered beaches and benefit bums

Your Health in Blackpool

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28%
Preston 1.32% 4.74%
Wyre (Blackpool) 1.66% 5.52%
Fylde 1.37% 4.87%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hardhorn with High Cross (Best) 16047/32845
Tithebarn 14097/32845
Carleton 13307/32845
Staining and Weeton 12412/32845
Norbreck 6231/32845
Greenlands 3584/32845
Bispham 3406/32845
Ingthorpe 2946/32845
Park 2576/32845
Layton (Worst) 1090/32845
Reader Opinion:

All in all Blackpool is a bit rubbish

Deprivation in Blackpool

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 Blackpool. 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
Hardhorn with High Cross (Best) 23687/32845
Carleton 23500/32845
Tithebarn 23429/32845
Staining and Weeton 20437/32845
Norbreck 16962/32845
Bispham 8990/32845
Greenlands 8961/32845
Ingthorpe 8134/32845
Park 6889/32845
Layton (Worst) 5342/32845

Average rent in Blackpool

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Blackpool

If you are thinking of moving to Blackpool, 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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