Is Keswick, Cumbria a nice place to live?

Is Keswick a nice place to live or is Keswick rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Keswick 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 Keswick truly a nice place to live, or are Ambleside, Aspatria and Cockermouth a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Keswick?

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 Keswick. 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
Brigham 12
Chestnut Hill 12
Great Crosthwaite 9
Keswick 9
Briery 9
High Hill 5
Portinscale 5
Ullock 4
Applethwaite 3
Castlerigg 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Keswick. 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 Keswick 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 Broughton St Bridgets ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Broughton St Bridgets (Best) 32692/32845
Christchurch 30124/32845
Greystoke 29519/32845
Ullswater 29318/32845
All Saints 27925/32845
Keswick 27869/32845
Aspatria 26630/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 26252/32845
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Your Health in Keswick

If you are thinking of moving to Keswick, 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 Keswick 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 (Keswick) 1.31% 4.94%
Copeland 1.5% 5.33%
Eden 0.9% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ullswater (Best) 31136/32845
Greystoke 24542/32845
Keswick 24026/32845
All Saints 20860/32845
Broughton St Bridgets 20288/32845
Christchurch 18883/32845
Aspatria 15442/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 15282/32845

Deprivation in Keswick

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 Keswick. 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
Christchurch (Best) 25262/32845
Broughton St Bridgets 22954/32845
Keswick 21904/32845
All Saints 21192/32845
Ullswater 15915/32845
Greystoke 14117/32845
Aspatria 14090/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 11562/32845

Average rent in Keswick

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Keswick

If you are thinking of moving to Keswick, 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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