Is Chorley, Lancashire a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Chorley?

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 Chorley. 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
Chorley 122
Hartwood 77
Birkacre 32
Heath Charnock 25
Johnson’s Hillock 17
Lower Copthurst 17
Euxton 11
Charnock Green 6
Bolton Green 2
Pincock 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Chorley. 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 Chorley 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 Euxton South ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Euxton South (Best) 30498/32845
Astley and Buckshaw 25547/32845
Chisnall 24218/32845
Pennine 19641/32845
Chorley North West 19067/32845
Coppull 15890/32845
Chorley South West 13212/32845
Chorley North East 12431/32845
Chorley South East 11995/32845
Chorley East (Worst) 9885/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chorley the arse crack of Satan's drug dealer

Your Health in Chorley

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Bolton 1.4% 5.23%
Preston 1.32% 4.74%
Chorley (Chorley) 1.22% 4.31%
South Ribble 1.03% 4.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Pennine (Best) 27205/32845
Chisnall 20539/32845
Chorley North West 15380/32845
Euxton South 14216/32845
Astley and Buckshaw 13847/32845
Chorley South East 12023/32845
Coppull 11239/32845
Chorley South West 9556/32845
Chorley East 7592/32845
Chorley North East (Worst) 6857/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mawdesley. Home to every boss you hated.

Deprivation in Chorley

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 Chorley. 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
Pennine (Best) 30173/32845
Euxton South 27585/32845
Chisnall 24696/32845
Chorley North West 22809/32845
Astley and Buckshaw 22324/32845
Coppull 15043/32845
Chorley South East 14019/32845
Chorley South West 11702/32845
Chorley North East 10352/32845
Chorley East (Worst) 8819/32845

Average rent in Chorley

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Chorley

If you are thinking of moving to Chorley, 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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