Moving to Bacup, Lancashire? What you need to know

Moving to Bacup, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Bacup, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Bacup 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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 February 2021 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Broad Clough 34
Bacup 32
Greave 23
Nun Hills 20
Stacksteads 16
Rake Head 16
Higher Hogshead 13
Belgrave 9
Britannia 8
Forest Holme 4

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

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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Bury 1.26% 4.61%
Burnley 1.73% 5.99%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5%
Rossendale (Bacup) 1.41% 5.11%

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
Cribden (Best) 17212/32845
Goodshaw 13860/32845
Hareholme 12522/32845
Facit and Shawforth 11938/32845
Longholme 11770/32845
Todmorden 9577/32845
Greensclough 8817/32845
Whitewell 8087/32845
Irwell 7522/32845
Stacksteads (Worst) 4917/32845
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
Goodshaw (Best) 21000/32845
Cribden 19505/32845
Hareholme 12042/32845
Longholme 11810/32845
Facit and Shawforth 10302/32845
Whitewell 10209/32845
Greensclough 9587/32845
Todmorden 9525/32845
Irwell 7811/32845
Stacksteads (Worst) 4627/32845

Average rent in Bacup

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Bacup

If you are thinking of moving to Bacup, 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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