Is Ashton in Makerfield a nice place to live?

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Moving to Ashton in Makerfield, Greater Manchester - What you need to know
Moving to Ashton in Makerfield, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Ashton in Makerfield a nice place to live?'' 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 Ashton in Makerfield 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 Ashton in Makerfield truly a nice place to live, or are Golbourne, Earlestown and Newton le Willows a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Ashton in Makerfield

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of February 2021 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Ashton in Makerfield. 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
Old Boston 52
Ashton-in-Makerfield 8
Tithe Barn Hillock 6
Garswood 6
Bryn 5
Town Green 1
Edge Green 1
Land Gate 1
Bamfurlong 0
Bryn Gates 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billinge and Seneley Green (Best) 19757/32845
Haydock 19703/32845
Ashton 17766/32845
Blackbrook 16845/32845
Bryn 16687/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 16414/32845
Newton 14154/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 13753/32845
Earlestown 10643/32845
Abram (Worst) 5377/32845
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Your Health in Ashton in Makerfield

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Wigan (Ashton in Makerfield) 1.49% 5.7%
Knowsley 2.18% 7.29%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ashton (Best) 12902/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 11028/32845
Bryn 10403/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 9990/32845
Billinge and Seneley Green 9899/32845
Newton 6486/32845
Haydock 5467/32845
Blackbrook 5133/32845
Abram 4515/32845
Earlestown (Worst) 3695/32845
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Deprivation in Ashton in Makerfield

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 Ashton in Makerfield. 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
Ashton (Best) 19956/32845
Billinge and Seneley Green 19523/32845
Bryn 16422/32845
Burtonwood and Winwick 16252/32845
Golborne and Lowton West 15307/32845
Newton 12746/32845
Haydock 11614/32845
Blackbrook 11530/32845
Earlestown 9058/32845
Abram (Worst) 6807/32845

Average rent in Ashton in Makerfield

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Ashton in Makerfield

If you are thinking of moving to Ashton in Makerfield, 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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