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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bolton 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 Bolton 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 Bolton the land of milk and honey or are Farnworth, Kearsley and Walkden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bolton

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 Bolton. 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
Tonge Fold 3
Firwood Fold 2
Breightmet 2
Mill Hill 1
Tonge Moor 1
Great Lever 1
Halliwell 0
Brownlow Fold 0
Hall i’ th’ Wood 0
Sharples 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Little Lever and Darcy Lever (Best) 10091/32845
Astley Bridge 10092/32845
Heaton and Lostock 13540/32845
Halliwell 1697/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4036/32845
Rumworth 4068/32845
Great Lever 4321/32845
Crompton 4436/32845
Harper Green 5240/32845
Breightmet (Worst) 6888/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chorley the arse crack of Satan's drug dealer

Your Health in Bolton

If you are thinking of moving to Bolton, 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 Bolton 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 (Bolton) 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Astley Bridge (Best) 13100/32845
Heaton and Lostock 17416/32845
Halliwell 2415/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4513/32845
Crompton 5955/32845
Harper Green 6018/32845
Great Lever 6138/32845
Breightmet 6524/32845
Rumworth 6730/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever (Worst) 9142/32845
Reader Opinion:

Farnworth used to be a nice place to live in the 60/70's

Deprivation in Bolton

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 Bolton. 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
Little Lever and Darcy Lever (Best) 12104/32845
Astley Bridge 15871/32845
Halliwell 1664/32845
Heaton and Lostock 21872/32845
Great Lever 3912/32845
Rumworth 4007/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4942/32845
Harper Green 5926/32845
Crompton 6897/32845
Breightmet (Worst) 8512/32845

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