Is Burnley, Lancashire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Burnley?

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 Burnley. 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
Burnley 171
Burnley Lane 144
Brunshaw 135
Reedley 86
Burnley Wood 81
Harle Syke 68
Brierfield 64
Lowerhouse 55
Brownside 52
Cockden 11

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Burnley. 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 Burnley 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 Whittlefield with Ightenhill ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Whittlefield with Ightenhill (Best) 14250/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay 9221/32845
Lanehead 8210/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 7521/32845
Queensgate 7075/32845
Brunshaw 6837/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 5576/32845
Gannow 5347/32845
Bank Hall 441/32845
Trinity (Worst) 418/32845
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Your Health in Burnley

If you are thinking of moving to Burnley, 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 Burnley 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 (Burnley) 1.73% 5.99%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whittlefield with Ightenhill (Best) 9575/32845
Lanehead 6576/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay 6009/32845
Gannow 4028/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 4019/32845
Brunshaw 3049/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 2794/32845
Queensgate 2241/32845
Trinity 1394/32845
Bank Hall (Worst) 961/32845
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Deprivation in Burnley

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 Burnley. 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
Whittlefield with Ightenhill (Best) 20254/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay 12077/32845
Lanehead 8451/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 7580/32845
Gannow 6757/32845
Brunshaw 5329/32845
Queensgate 4895/32845
Bank Hall 1265/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 1179/32845
Trinity (Worst) 1151/32845

Average rent in Burnley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Burnley

If you are thinking of moving to Burnley, 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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