Moving to Blackrod, Greater Manchester? What you need to know

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Moving to Blackrod, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Blackrod in Greater Manchester? 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 Blackrod 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 Blackrod the land of milk and honey or are Horwich, Wigan and Adlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Blackrod

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 Blackrod. 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
Adlington 20
Anderton 20
Grimeford Village 7
Horwich 2
Blackrod 0
Wallsuches 0
Little Scotland 0
Haigh 0
Aspull 0
Cooper Turning 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hindley (Best) 11128/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 13259/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15176/32845
Coppull 15890/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 17076/32845
Adlington and Anderton 20309/32845
Standish with Langtree 22082/32845
Ince 3414/32845
Wigan Central 8131/32845
Horwich North East (Worst) 9123/32845
Reader Opinion:

Buckshaw village - it's becoming a vile place to be

Your Health in Blackrod

If you are thinking of moving to Blackrod, 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 Blackrod 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
Wigan 1.49% 5.7% 14.72% 32.7% 45.39%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton (Blackrod) 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31% 13.27% 33.32% 47.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horwich North East (Best) 10828/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 11088/32845
Coppull 11239/32845
Standish with Langtree 14962/32845
Adlington and Anderton 16283/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 22297/32845
Ince 2389/32845
Hindley 7316/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 9480/32845
Wigan Central (Worst) 9888/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mawdesley. Home to every boss you hated.

Deprivation in Blackrod

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 Blackrod. 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
Hindley (Best) 12457/32845
Wigan Central 13705/32845
Horwich North East 13755/32845
Coppull 15043/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15865/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 16058/32845
Adlington and Anderton 21639/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 23122/32845
Standish with Langtree 24369/32845
Ince (Worst) 3889/32845

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