Moving to Chester, Cheshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Chester, Cheshire - What you need to know
Moving to Chester, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Chester in Cheshire? 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 Chester 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 Chester the land of milk and honey or are Broughton, Queensferry and Saltney a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Chester

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 Chester. 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
Hoole 96
Chester 90
Boughton 76
Lache 36
Saltney 17
Broughton 12
Bretton 12
Little Mancot 6
Lower Kinnerton 6
Gorstella 3

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Boughton (Best) 24173/32845
Upton 22859/32845
Newton & Hoole 21862/32845
Handbridge Park 20356/32845
Lache 14386/32845
Chester City & the Garden Quarter 13451/32845
Blacon 7737/32845
Saltney Stonebridge 1134/32845
Saltney Mold Junction 634/32845
Sealand (Worst) 167/32845
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Your Health in Chester

If you are thinking of moving to Chester, 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 Chester 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
Cheshire West and Chester (Chester) 1.21% 4.33% 12.93% 33.06% 48.47%
Cheshire East 1.06% 3.85% 12.78% 33.25% 49.06%
Flintshire 1.25% 4.44% 13.19% 32.46% 48.66%
Wrexham 1.37% 4.84% 14.1% 32.49% 47.2%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Great Boughton (Best) 19232/32845
Handbridge Park 18756/32845
Upton 17607/32845
Newton & Hoole 16477/32845
Chester City & the Garden Quarter 11674/32845
Lache 10338/32845
Blacon 6881/32845
Saltney Stonebridge 919/32845
Saltney Mold Junction 681/32845
Sealand (Worst) 440/32845
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Deprivation in Chester

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 Chester. 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
Great Boughton (Best) 25383/32845
Handbridge Park 23539/32845
Upton 22244/32845
Newton & Hoole 21771/32845
Chester City & the Garden Quarter 16884/32845
Lache 12206/32845
Blacon 7726/32845
Saltney Stonebridge 1038/32845
Saltney Mold Junction 545/32845
Sealand (Worst) 367/32845

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