Is Egremont, Cumbria a nice place to live?

Is Egremont a nice place to live or is Egremont rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Egremont 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 Egremont truly a nice place to live, or are Cleator Moor, Orgill and Whitehaven a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Egremont?

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 Egremont. 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
Briscoe 21
Mirehouse 20
Wath Brow 19
Parkside 18
Moor Row 8
Carleton 6
Pallaflat 6
Bigrigg 0
Haile 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Egremont. 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 Egremont 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 Beckermet ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Beckermet (Best) 31220/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 26555/32845
St Bees 25820/32845
Egremont 25184/32845
Corkickle 24695/32845
Sneckyeat 21725/32845
Kells 21161/32845
Whitehaven Central 20850/32845
Cleator Moor 19003/32845
Whitehaven South (Worst) 16841/32845
Reader Opinion:

Egremont - crushingly depressing

Your Health in Egremont

If you are thinking of moving to Egremont, 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 Egremont 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%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57%
Copeland (Egremont) 1.5% 5.33%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Beckermet (Best) 13313/32845
St Bees 12420/32845
Corkickle 9511/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 8624/32845
Egremont 7935/32845
Whitehaven Central 7582/32845
Cleator Moor 5277/32845
Kells 3578/32845
Whitehaven South 3199/32845
Sneckyeat (Worst) 3186/32845

Deprivation in Egremont

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 Egremont. 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
St Bees (Best) 18978/32845
Beckermet 18106/32845
Corkickle 17207/32845
Moor Row & Bigrigg 14655/32845
Whitehaven Central 14481/32845
Egremont 13408/32845
Kells 11009/32845
Cleator Moor 9854/32845
Sneckyeat 9367/32845
Whitehaven South (Worst) 5247/32845

Average rent in Egremont

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Egremont

If you are thinking of moving to Egremont, 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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