Moving to Bacup, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Bacup, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Bacup 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 Bacup 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 Bacup the land of milk and honey or are Rawtenstall, Whitworth and Todmorden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bacup

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 Bacup. 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
Broad Clough 53
Bacup 44
Greave 38
Belgrave 27
Nun Hills 24
Stacksteads 21
Rake Head 21
Higher Hogshead 20
Britannia 5
Forest Holme 5

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

Ward Average rank in England
Facit and Shawforth (Best) 10515/32845
Hareholme 11264/32845
Longholme 12658/32845
Whitewell 19659/32845
Cribden 20088/32845
Goodshaw 27788/32845
Stacksteads 6982/32845
Greensclough 8717/32845
Todmorden 9194/32845
Irwell (Worst) 9642/32845
Reader Opinion:

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

Your Health in Bacup

If you are thinking of moving to Bacup, 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 Bacup 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
Bury 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%
Burnley 1.73% 5.99% 15.72% 33.64% 42.93%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5% 15.01% 34.46% 43.56%
Rossendale (Bacup) 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Longholme (Best) 11770/32845
Facit and Shawforth 11938/32845
Hareholme 12522/32845
Goodshaw 13860/32845
Cribden 17212/32845
Stacksteads 4917/32845
Irwell 7522/32845
Whitewell 8087/32845
Greensclough 8817/32845
Todmorden (Worst) 9577/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bacup, you can tell it's a chav haven even before you get there

Deprivation in Bacup

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 Bacup. 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
Whitewell (Best) 10209/32845
Facit and Shawforth 10302/32845
Longholme 11810/32845
Hareholme 12042/32845
Cribden 19505/32845
Goodshaw 21000/32845
Stacksteads 4627/32845
Irwell 7811/32845
Todmorden 9525/32845
Greensclough (Worst) 9587/32845

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