Is Wigton, Cumbria a nice place to live?

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

What are the crime levels like in Wigton?

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 Wigton. 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
Highmoor 4
Baldwinholme 4
Old Carlisle 1
High Longthwaite 1
Mealsgate 0
Crookdake 0
Red Dial 0
Moorend 0
Thursby 0
Great Orton 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wigton. 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 Wigton 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 Warnell ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Warnell (Best) 29309/32845
Marsh & Wampool 27247/32845
Aspatria 26630/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 26252/32845
Wigton & Woodside 24000/32845
Sandsfield & Morton West 17584/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 14391/32845
Newtown & Morton North 12972/32845
Currock & Upperby 11249/32845
Cathedral & Castle (Worst) 10799/32845
Reader Opinion:

Egremont - crushingly depressing

Your Health in Wigton

If you are thinking of moving to Wigton, 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 Wigton 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 (Wigton) 1.31% 4.94%
Eden 0.9% 3.57%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Warnell (Best) 26321/32845
Marsh & Wampool 20057/32845
Aspatria 15442/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 15282/32845
Wigton & Woodside 14950/32845
Sandsfield & Morton West 12931/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 7619/32845
Cathedral & Castle 7364/32845
Newtown & Morton North 6660/32845
Currock & Upperby (Worst) 6638/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wigton is a crummy little town

Deprivation in Wigton

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 Wigton. 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
Sandsfield & Morton West (Best) 18931/32845
Warnell 16706/32845
Wigton & Woodside 15499/32845
Marsh & Wampool 15107/32845
Aspatria 14090/32845
Allhallow & Waverton 11562/32845
Newtown & Morton North 10632/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 10264/32845
Cathedral & Castle 9679/32845
Currock & Upperby (Worst) 7701/32845

Average rent in Wigton

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Wigton

If you are thinking of moving to Wigton, 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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