Moving to Barrow in Furness, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Barrow in Furness in Cumbria? 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 Barrow in Furness 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 Barrow in Furness the land of milk and honey or are Dalton in Furness, Millom and Ulverston a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Barrow in Furness

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Barrow in Furness. 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
Salthouse 123
Newbarns 115
Beacon Hill 115
South Newbarns 105
Barrow-in-Furness 100
Croslands Park 42
North Scale 29
Newton 16
North Walney 13
Water Garth Nook 7

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

Ward Average rank in England
Risedale (Best) 15975/32845
Parkside 16426/32845
Ormsgill 19601/32845
Newbarns 22284/32845
Walney North 26399/32845
Walney South 26497/32845
Roosecote 28456/32845
Barrow Island 3665/32845
Central 5730/32845
Hindpool (Worst) 9866/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bury St Edmunds, situated between two of the worst towns in Suffolk

Your Health in Barrow in Furness

If you are thinking of moving to Barrow in Furness, 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 Barrow in Furness 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
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28% 16.88% 33.8% 39.84%
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
Barrow-in-Furness (Barrow in Furness) 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Risedale (Best) 1371/32845
Central 190/32845
Ormsgill 2582/32845
Parkside 3934/32845
Newbarns 4128/32845
Walney North 4501/32845
Walney South 5034/32845
Hindpool 522/32845
Barrow Island 806/32845
Roosecote (Worst) 8442/32845
Reader Opinion:

Huddersfield, not such a 'brilliant' place to live!

Deprivation in Barrow in Furness

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 Barrow in Furness. 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
Walney North (Best) 11969/32845
Parkside 12067/32845
Walney South 13305/32845
Newbarns 14156/32845
Hindpool 1548/32845
Roosecote 21080/32845
Barrow Island 2340/32845
Central 447/32845
Risedale 5023/32845
Ormsgill (Worst) 8919/32845

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