Is Longton, Staffordshire a nice place to live?

Is Longton a nice place to live or is Longton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Longton 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 Longton truly a nice place to live, or are Burslem, Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Longton?

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 Longton. 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
Boothen 99
Blurton 63
Sideway 45
Hanford 39
Hem Heath 30
Newstead 20
Northwood 7
Tittensor 5
Hanchurch 1
Knowl Wall 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Longton. 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 Longton 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 Swynnerton & Oulton ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Swynnerton & Oulton (Best) 25713/32845
Hanford and Trentham 25202/32845
Barlaston 22160/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 20733/32845
Clayton 17209/32845
Blurton East 13035/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 11572/32845
Springfields and Trent Vale 10873/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill 9397/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 8738/32845
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Your Health in Longton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1%
Stafford (Longton) 1.14% 3.91%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Swynnerton & Oulton (Best) 23907/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 16057/32845
Barlaston 15640/32845
Clayton 11208/32845
Hanford and Trentham 10547/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill 6010/32845
Springfields and Trent Vale 5515/32845
Blurton East 5389/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 4101/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 2425/32845
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Deprivation in Longton

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 Longton. 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
Swynnerton & Oulton (Best) 26149/32845
Hanford and Trentham 22997/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 22630/32845
Barlaston 18214/32845
Clayton 17815/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill 9807/32845
Springfields and Trent Vale 9049/32845
Blurton East 8528/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 7143/32845
Blurton West and Newstead (Worst) 3921/32845

Average rent in Longton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Longton

If you are thinking of moving to Longton, 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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