Moving to Accrington, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Accrington, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Accrington in Lancashire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Accrington is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Accrington the land of milk and honey or are Clayton le Moors, Great Harwood and Oswaldtwistle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Accrington

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Accrington. 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Milnshaw 172
Accrington 160
Spring Hill 95
Oakenshaw 85
Church 75
Broadfield 62
Little Moor End 30
Baxenden 14
Green Haworth 7
Lane Ends 2

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Accrington. These statitics 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 collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Accrington. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Milnshaw (Best) 10854/32845
Altham 12067/32845
Huncoat 15418/32845
Baxenden 21833/32845
Peel 2931/32845
Spring Hill 4359/32845
St Andrew's 4369/32845
Church 5362/32845
Barnfield 5543/32845
Central (Worst) 6175/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Accrington

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

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Blackburn with Darwen 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Hyndburn (Accrington) 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Rossendale 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Baxenden (Best) 10754/32845
Central 1625/32845
Peel 1666/32845
Spring Hill 1767/32845
Church 1772/32845
St Andrew's 2400/32845
Barnfield 2690/32845
Milnshaw 4229/32845
Altham 4830/32845
Huncoat (Worst) 7982/32845
Reader Opinion:

A good number of men living in Burnley have had it with their sister

Deprivation in Accrington

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 Accrington. 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
Altham (Best) 10604/32845
Huncoat 13438/32845
Church 1835/32845
Spring Hill 2278/32845
Baxenden 25851/32845
Peel 2639/32845
St Andrew's 5479/32845
Barnfield 5897/32845
Milnshaw 7781/32845
Central (Worst) 869/32845

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