Moving to Crewe, Cheshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Crewe, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Crewe 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 Crewe 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 Crewe the land of milk and honey or are Alsager, Nantwich and Sandbach a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Crewe

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 Crewe. 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
Crewe 200
Elworth 22
Hollinsgreen 1
Barthomley 0
Balterley Green 0
Balterley 0
Englesea-brook 0
Gorstyhill 0
Balterley Heath 0
Buddileigh 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crewe St Barnabas (Best) 11191/32845
Crewe North 11218/32845
Crewe East 14234/32845
Crewe West 14806/32845
Brereton Rural 21939/32845
Leighton 25683/32845
Shavington 27903/32845
Haslington 28879/32845
Crewe Central 3361/32845
Crewe South (Worst) 8104/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nantwich: the place that time forgot

Your Health in Crewe

If you are thinking of moving to Crewe, 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 Crewe 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 East (Crewe) 1.06% 3.85% 12.78% 33.25% 49.06%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1% 14.37% 34.48% 44.65%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Crewe South (Best) 12896/32845
Crewe West 12984/32845
Shavington 19795/32845
Brereton Rural 22088/32845
Haslington 23253/32845
Leighton 24329/32845
Crewe Central 6223/32845
Crewe St Barnabas 7362/32845
Crewe North 8935/32845
Crewe East (Worst) 9316/32845
Reader Opinion:

Crewe, you'd be commiserated if people think you live there

Deprivation in Crewe

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 Crewe. 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
Crewe North (Best) 10733/32845
Crewe South 12831/32845
Crewe East 13511/32845
Crewe West 14516/32845
Brereton Rural 18186/32845
Leighton 25959/32845
Shavington 26007/32845
Haslington 27313/32845
Crewe Central 5076/32845
Crewe St Barnabas (Worst) 6382/32845

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