Is Longtown, Cumbria a nice place to live?

Is Longtown a nice place to live or is Longtown rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Longtown 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 Longtown truly a nice place to live, or are Carlisle, Gretna and Langholm a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Longtown?

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 Longtown. 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
Tarraby 20
Longtown 12
Brunstock 5
Harker 3
Monkhill 1
Todhills 0
Hetherside 0
Linstock 0
Blackford 0
Cargo 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Longtown. 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 Longtown 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 Belah & Kingmoor ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Belah & Kingmoor (Best) 30358/32845
Stanwix & Houghton 28759/32845
Longtown & the Border 26788/32845
Botcherby & Harraby North 15581/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 14391/32845
Newtown & Morton North 12972/32845
Currock & Upperby 11249/32845
Cathedral & Castle 10799/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale 4432/32845
Hawick and Hermitage (Worst) 3591/32845
Reader Opinion:

Carlisle, welcome to yesterday... today!

Your Health in Longtown

If you are thinking of moving to Longtown, 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 Longtown 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 (Longtown) 1.34% 4.62%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Stanwix & Houghton (Best) 20176/32845
Belah & Kingmoor 16434/32845
Longtown & the Border 15733/32845
Botcherby & Harraby North 10056/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 7619/32845
Cathedral & Castle 7364/32845
Newtown & Morton North 6660/32845
Currock & Upperby 6638/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale 5322/32845
Hawick and Hermitage (Worst) 3289/32845
Reader Opinion:

Annan, an unknown but disgusting town.

Deprivation in Longtown

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 Longtown. 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
Stanwix & Houghton (Best) 26274/32845
Belah & Kingmoor 23640/32845
Longtown & the Border 13529/32845
Botcherby & Harraby North 12958/32845
Newtown & Morton North 10632/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 10264/32845
Cathedral & Castle 9679/32845
Currock & Upperby 7701/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale 4008/32845
Hawick and Hermitage (Worst) 3272/32845

Average rent in Longtown

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Longtown

If you are thinking of moving to Longtown, 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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