Is Thornton, Lancashire a nice place to live?

Is Thornton a nice place to live or is Thornton rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Thornton 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 Thornton truly a nice place to live, or are Cleveleys, Poulton le Fylde and Thornton Cleveleys a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Thornton?

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 Thornton. 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
Carleton 92
Bispham 84
Trunnah 73
Burn Naze 73
Anchorsholme 68
Little Bispham 60
Breedy Butts 46
Little Thornton 36
Sower Carr 13
Hambleton 13

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Thornton. 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 Thornton 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 Stanah ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Stanah (Best) 28305/32845
Carleton 27262/32845
Victoria & Norcross 26044/32845
Pheasant's Wood 24095/32845
Cleveleys Park 24056/32845
Marsh Mill 23757/32845
Anchorsholme 21598/32845
Bourne 21449/32845
Jubilee 15357/32845
Ingthorpe (Worst) 13535/32845
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Your Health in Thornton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28%
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49%
Wyre (Thornton) 1.66% 5.52%
Fylde 1.37% 4.87%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Victoria & Norcross (Best) 14392/32845
Carleton 13307/32845
Stanah 13223/32845
Marsh Mill 12317/32845
Pheasant's Wood 11321/32845
Bourne 10940/32845
Cleveleys Park 8166/32845
Jubilee 6269/32845
Ingthorpe 2946/32845
Anchorsholme (Worst) 2887/32845
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Deprivation in Thornton

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 Thornton. 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
Carleton (Best) 23500/32845
Stanah 23044/32845
Victoria & Norcross 21212/32845
Marsh Mill 20973/32845
Pheasant's Wood 20831/32845
Bourne 17614/32845
Cleveleys Park 14681/32845
Jubilee 9146/32845
Anchorsholme 8756/32845
Ingthorpe (Worst) 8134/32845

Average rent in Thornton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Thornton

If you are thinking of moving to Thornton, 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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