Is Blackrod, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

Is Blackrod a nice place to live or is Blackrod rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Blackrod 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 Blackrod truly a nice place to live, or are Horwich, Wigan and Adlington a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Blackrod?

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 Blackrod. 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
Adlington 14
Anderton 14
Grimeford Village 10
Horwich 0
Blackrod 0
Little Scotland 0
Haigh 0
Aspull 0
Cooper Turning 0
Wallsuches 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Blackrod. 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 Blackrod 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 Standish with Langtree ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Standish with Langtree (Best) 22082/32845
Adlington and Anderton 20309/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 17076/32845
Coppull 15890/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15176/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 13259/32845
Hindley 11128/32845
Horwich North East 9123/32845
Wigan Central 8131/32845
Ince (Worst) 3414/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chorley the arse crack of Satan's drug dealer

Your Health in Blackrod

If you are thinking of moving to Blackrod, 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 Blackrod 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 1.49% 5.7%
Salford 1.7% 5.87%
Bolton (Blackrod) 1.4% 5.23%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heath Charnock and Rivington (Best) 22297/32845
Adlington and Anderton 16283/32845
Standish with Langtree 14962/32845
Coppull 11239/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 11088/32845
Horwich North East 10828/32845
Wigan Central 9888/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 9480/32845
Hindley 7316/32845
Ince (Worst) 2389/32845
Reader Opinion:

The diseased heart of darkness that is Mawdesley

Deprivation in Blackrod

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 Blackrod. 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
Standish with Langtree (Best) 24369/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 23122/32845
Adlington and Anderton 21639/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 16058/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15865/32845
Coppull 15043/32845
Horwich North East 13755/32845
Wigan Central 13705/32845
Hindley 12457/32845
Ince (Worst) 3889/32845

Average rent in Blackrod

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Blackrod

If you are thinking of moving to Blackrod, 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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