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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Bury 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 Bury 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 Bury the land of milk and honey or are Radcliffe, Tottington and Whitefield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Bury

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 Bury. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Free Town 1
Chesham 1
Fairfield 1
Fernhill 0
Pimhole 0
Fishpool 0
Heap Bridge 0
Gigg 0
Walmersley 0
Bolholt 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tottington (Best) 18862/32845
Elton 16626/32845
Church 15700/32845
Unsworth 12878/32845
Norden 9761/32845
Redvales 7862/32845
West Heywood 6109/32845
Radcliffe East 5185/32845
Moorside 4961/32845
East (Worst) 2601/32845
Reader Opinion:

I fear for the future of Farnworth

Your Health in Bury

If you are thinking of moving to Bury, 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 Bury 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
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Bury (Bury) 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Tottington (Best) 17038/32845
Elton 16203/32845
Unsworth 15567/32845
Church 15511/32845
Norden 12443/32845
Redvales 9874/32845
Radcliffe East 7325/32845
Moorside 7215/32845
East 6303/32845
West Heywood (Worst) 5256/32845
Reader Opinion:

Heywood: it has nothing to offer anyone who is normal and decent

Deprivation in Bury

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 Bury. 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
Tottington (Best) 22389/32845
Church 21162/32845
Norden 19962/32845
Elton 19672/32845
Unsworth 18968/32845
Redvales 9534/32845
Radcliffe East 8778/32845
West Heywood 7470/32845
Moorside 7289/32845
East (Worst) 4843/32845

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