Moving to Colne, Lancashire? What you need to know

Moving to Colne, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Colne, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Colne a nice place to live?'' 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 Colne 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 Colne truly a nice place to live, or are Barnoldswick, Brierfield and Nelson a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Colne

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 Colne. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Pendle Water 99
Lowerford 63
Colne 57
Barrowford 54
Church Clough 52
Colne Edge 47
Higherford 28
Foulridge 20
Hey 3
Blacko 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blacko and Higherford (Best) 25511/32845
Boulsworth 24318/32845
Vivary Bridge 12932/32845
Horsfield 10722/32845
Marsden 10412/32845
Whitefield 9825/32845
Walverden 8353/32845
Bradley 7608/32845
Waterside 6725/32845
Reader Opinion:

Colne: Welcome back to the medieval era!

Your Health in Colne

If you are thinking of moving to Colne, 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 Colne compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Burnley 1.73% 5.99%
Pendle (Colne) 1.46% 5.5%
Craven 0.93% 3.56%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Blacko and Higherford (Best) 24551/32845
Boulsworth 18611/32845
Vivary Bridge 7724/32845
Marsden 6612/32845
Walverden 6003/32845
Horsfield 4877/32845
Waterside 4616/32845
Whitefield 3224/32845
Bradley 2306/32845
Reader Opinion:

Earby: If you’re ignorant and love drinking then you’ll fit right in

Deprivation in Colne

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 Colne. 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
Blacko and Higherford (Best) 28977/32845
Boulsworth 21285/32845
Vivary Bridge 9825/32845
Marsden 8022/32845
Horsfield 6655/32845
Walverden 6264/32845
Waterside 5410/32845
Whitefield 2338/32845
Bradley 1960/32845

Average rent in Colne

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Colne are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Colne.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Colne

If you are thinking of moving to Colne, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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