Moving to Blackburn, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Blackburn, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn the land of milk and honey or are Darwen, Great Harwood and Oswaldtwistle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blackburn

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 Blackburn. 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
Blackburn 217
Brookhouse 203
Higher Audley 163
Little Harwood 135
Intack 120
Revidge 115
Four Lane End 115
Brownhill 73
Bank Hey 61
Pleckgate 46

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

Ward Average rank in England
Little Harwood & Whitebirk (Best) 12348/32845
Shear Brow & Corporation Park 12459/32845
Bastwell & Daisyfield 14776/32845
Billinge & Beardwood 16073/32845
Mill Hill & Moorgate 4147/32845
Ewood 5728/32845
Blackburn South East 5761/32845
Blackburn Central 7828/32845
Wensley Fold 9976/32845
Audley & Queen's Park (Worst) 9993/32845
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Your Health in Blackburn

If you are thinking of moving to Blackburn, 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 Blackburn 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
Blackburn with Darwen (Blackburn) 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31% 13.27% 33.32% 47.88%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billinge & Beardwood (Best) 10565/32845
Blackburn South East 1684/32845
Bastwell & Daisyfield 2233/32845
Mill Hill & Moorgate 2246/32845
Wensley Fold 2413/32845
Blackburn Central 2499/32845
Audley & Queen's Park 2928/32845
Little Harwood & Whitebirk 3688/32845
Ewood 4024/32845
Shear Brow & Corporation Park (Worst) 6054/32845
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Deprivation in Blackburn

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 Blackburn. 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
Billinge & Beardwood (Best) 14489/32845
Bastwell & Daisyfield 2714/32845
Blackburn Central 2896/32845
Blackburn South East 3172/32845
Wensley Fold 3589/32845
Audley & Queen's Park 3648/32845
Little Harwood & Whitebirk 4461/32845
Mill Hill & Moorgate 4772/32845
Shear Brow & Corporation Park 6582/32845
Ewood (Worst) 7875/32845

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