Moving to Burnley, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Burnley, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Burnley 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 Burnley 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 Burnley the land of milk and honey or are Brierfield, Nelson and Padiham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Burnley

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 Burnley. 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
Burnley 166
Burnley Lane 146
Reedley 101
Brunshaw 100
Burnley Wood 91
Harle Syke 58
Brownside 52
Lowerhouse 49
Brierfield 45
Cockden 12

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

Ward Average rank in England
Whittlefield with Ightenhill (Best) 14250/32845
Trinity 418/32845
Bank Hall 441/32845
Gannow 5347/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 5576/32845
Brunshaw 6837/32845
Queensgate 7075/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 7521/32845
Lanehead 8210/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay (Worst) 9221/32845
Reader Opinion:

Padiham: the skid mark of Lancashire

Your Health in Burnley

If you are thinking of moving to Burnley, 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 Burnley 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
Burnley (Burnley) 1.73% 5.99% 15.72% 33.64% 42.93%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Pendle 1.46% 5.5% 15.01% 34.46% 43.56%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Trinity (Best) 1394/32845
Queensgate 2241/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 2794/32845
Brunshaw 3049/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 4019/32845
Gannow 4028/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay 6009/32845
Lanehead 6576/32845
Whittlefield with Ightenhill 9575/32845
Bank Hall (Worst) 961/32845
Reader Opinion:

Proud To Be From Keighley? Nah.

Deprivation in Burnley

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 Burnley. 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
Trinity (Best) 1151/32845
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme 1179/32845
Coal Clough with Deerplay 12077/32845
Bank Hall 1265/32845
Whittlefield with Ightenhill 20254/32845
Queensgate 4895/32845
Brunshaw 5329/32845
Gannow 6757/32845
Rosehill with Burnley Wood 7580/32845
Lanehead (Worst) 8451/32845

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