Is Birchwood, Cheshire a nice place to live?

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Moving to Birchwood, Cheshire - What you need to know
Moving to Birchwood, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Birchwood 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 Birchwood 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 Birchwood truly a nice place to live, or are Wilmslow, Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Birchwood

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 Birchwood. 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
Finney Green 44
Handforth 30
Gillbent 28
Lacey Green 25
Heald Green 12
Cheadle Hulme 1
Moss Nook 0
Hale Barns 0
Warburton Green 0
Peel Hall 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chelford (Best) 30853/32845
Alderley Edge 26631/32845
Mobberley 25061/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 24395/32845
Wilmslow East 23729/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 22780/32845
Handforth 19288/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 16771/32845
Heald Green 13512/32845
Woodhouse Park (Worst) 5063/32845
Reader Opinion:

Handforth, its got its good parts and its bad parts

Your Health in Birchwood

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cheshire East (Birchwood) 1.06% 3.85%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7%
Stockport 1.21% 4.41%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Alderley Edge (Best) 29992/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 28930/32845
Wilmslow East 28387/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 27654/32845
Mobberley 23983/32845
Chelford 21614/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 19793/32845
Handforth 16881/32845
Heald Green 15198/32845
Woodhouse Park (Worst) 1165/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stafford truly is the new Crewe and then some!

Deprivation in Birchwood

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 Birchwood. 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
Alderley Edge (Best) 31589/32845
Wilmslow East 31043/32845
Wilmslow West and Chorley 29876/32845
Wilmslow Dean Row 28090/32845
Chelford 23246/32845
Wilmslow Lacey Green 22073/32845
Mobberley 21999/32845
Heald Green 20449/32845
Handforth 19509/32845
Woodhouse Park (Worst) 3034/32845

Average rent in Birchwood

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Birchwood

If you are thinking of moving to Birchwood, 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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