Is Farnworth, Greater Manchester a nice place to live?

Is Farnworth a nice place to live or is Farnworth rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Farnworth 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 Farnworth truly a nice place to live, or are Bolton, Kearsley and Walkden a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Farnworth?

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 Farnworth. 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
Moses Gate 1
Burnden 1
Harper Green 1
Great Lever 1
Croal 0
Farnworth 0
New Bury 0
Kearsley 0
Stoneclough 0
Little Lever 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Farnworth. 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 Farnworth 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 Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Little Lever and Darcy Lever (Best) 10091/32845
Kearsley 10090/32845
Walkden South 8853/32845
Little Hulton 5944/32845
Harper Green 5240/32845
Great Lever 4321/32845
Rumworth 4068/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4036/32845
Walkden North 2311/32845
Farnworth (Worst) 872/32845
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Your Health in Farnworth

If you are thinking of moving to Farnworth, 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 Farnworth 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 (Farnworth) 1.4% 5.23%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walkden South (Best) 10555/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever 9142/32845
Kearsley 7158/32845
Rumworth 6730/32845
Great Lever 6138/32845
Harper Green 6018/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4513/32845
Walkden North 4187/32845
Farnworth 2838/32845
Little Hulton (Worst) 1941/32845
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Deprivation in Farnworth

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 Farnworth. 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
Walkden South (Best) 16703/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever 12104/32845
Kearsley 10957/32845
Harper Green 5926/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4942/32845
Walkden North 4313/32845
Rumworth 4007/32845
Great Lever 3912/32845
Farnworth 2639/32845
Little Hulton (Worst) 2546/32845

Average rent in Farnworth

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Farnworth

If you are thinking of moving to Farnworth, 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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