Is Padiham, Lancashire a nice place to live?

Is Padiham a nice place to live or is Padiham rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Padiham 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 Padiham truly a nice place to live, or are Brierfield, Burnley and Clayton le Moors a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Padiham?

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 Padiham. 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
Burnley 171
Lowerhouse 55
Padiham 36
Hapton 6
Altham 6
Higham 2
Read 2
Lane Ends 2
Calder 1
Fence 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Padiham. 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 Padiham 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 Higham and Pendleside ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Higham and Pendleside (Best) 31734/32845
East Whalley, Read & Simonstone 26165/32845
Sabden 20853/32845
Whittlefield with Ightenhill 14250/32845
Hapton with Park 9979/32845
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse 5758/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 5576/32845
Gannow 5347/32845
Gawthorpe 4828/32845
Trinity (Worst) 418/32845
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Your Health in Padiham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Burnley (Padiham) 1.73% 5.99%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
East Whalley, Read & Simonstone (Best) 28793/32845
Sabden 25825/32845
Higham and Pendleside 17381/32845
Whittlefield with Ightenhill 9575/32845
Hapton with Park 4067/32845
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse 4046/32845
Gannow 4028/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 4019/32845
Gawthorpe 3066/32845
Trinity (Worst) 1394/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Padiham

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 Padiham. 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
East Whalley, Read & Simonstone (Best) 30210/32845
Sabden 27344/32845
Higham and Pendleside 23959/32845
Whittlefield with Ightenhill 20254/32845
Hapton with Park 8231/32845
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse 7716/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 7580/32845
Gannow 6757/32845
Gawthorpe 4620/32845
Trinity (Worst) 1151/32845

Average rent in Padiham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Padiham

If you are thinking of moving to Padiham, 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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