Is Congleton, Cheshire a nice place to live?

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Congleton 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 Congleton 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 Congleton truly a nice place to live, or are Alsager, Biddulph and Kidsgrove a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Congleton

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 Congleton. 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
Gillow Heath 36
Biddulph 24
Mossley 14
Dane in Shaw 14
Marsh Green 14
Poolfold 13
Biddulph Moor 12
The Bank 4
Congleton Edge 1
Cloud Side 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Biddulph North (Best) 30993/32845
Biddulph Moor 30424/32845
Horton 29213/32845
Odd Rode 22614/32845
Gawsworth 21684/32845
Newchapel & Mow Cop 20693/32845
Congleton West 19061/32845
Congleton East 18718/32845
Biddulph West 17881/32845
Biddulph East (Worst) 14275/32845
Reader Opinion:

Smacklesfield... I mean Macclesfield

Your Health in Congleton

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17%
Cheshire East (Congleton) 1.06% 3.85%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Gawsworth (Best) 28970/32845
Horton 25606/32845
Biddulph North 25229/32845
Biddulph Moor 22613/32845
Biddulph West 20156/32845
Odd Rode 20101/32845
Congleton West 17027/32845
Congleton East 16703/32845
Newchapel & Mow Cop 13997/32845
Biddulph East (Worst) 12527/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kazakhstan to Crewe - no thank you!

Deprivation in Congleton

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 Congleton. 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
Biddulph Moor (Best) 28141/32845
Biddulph North 27076/32845
Odd Rode 22609/32845
Gawsworth 22559/32845
Biddulph West 22032/32845
Congleton West 21760/32845
Congleton East 20601/32845
Newchapel & Mow Cop 20437/32845
Horton 16411/32845
Biddulph East (Worst) 11198/32845

Average rent in Congleton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Congleton 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 Congleton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Congleton

If you are thinking of moving to Congleton, 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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