Is Brampton, Cumbria a nice place to live?

Is Brampton a nice place to live or is Brampton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Brampton 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 Brampton truly a nice place to live, or are Appleby in Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen and Penrith a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Brampton?

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 Brampton. 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
Appleby-in-Westmorland 4
Shap 2
Bolton 2
Great Strickland 1
Hackthorpe 1
Helbeck 1
Temple Sowerby 0
Broom 0
Long Marton 0
Blencarn 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Brampton. 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 Brampton 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 Hartside ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Hartside (Best) 32752/32845
Long Marton 32714/32845
Crosby Ravensworth 30779/32845
Brough 30367/32845
Ravenstonedale 30367/32845
Appleby (Appleby) 30304/32845
Kirkby Thore 28721/32845
Appleby (Bongate) 27985/32845
Warcop 27457/32845
Askham (Worst) 24429/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Your Health in Brampton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Carlisle 1.34% 4.62%
Allerdale 1.31% 4.94%
South Lakeland 0.96% 3.57%
Eden (Brampton) 0.9% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hartside (Best) 29883/32845
Crosby Ravensworth 28419/32845
Brough 27913/32845
Ravenstonedale 27913/32845
Long Marton 27113/32845
Kirkby Thore 26838/32845
Askham 25397/32845
Appleby (Bongate) 24956/32845
Warcop 23546/32845
Appleby (Appleby) (Worst) 12627/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - Merseyside (what a sh*thole!)

Deprivation in Brampton

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 Brampton. 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
Appleby (Bongate) (Best) 25163/32845
Long Marton 19719/32845
Kirkby Thore 19090/32845
Askham 17933/32845
Crosby Ravensworth 15110/32845
Appleby (Appleby) 15069/32845
Hartside 14613/32845
Warcop 12037/32845
Brough 11522/32845
Ravenstonedale (Worst) 11522/32845

Average rent in Brampton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Brampton

If you are thinking of moving to Brampton, 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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