Moving to Darwen, Lancashire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Darwen in Lancashire? 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 Darwen 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 Darwen the land of milk and honey or are Accrington, Blackburn and Oswaldtwistle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Darwen

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 Darwen. 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
Chapels 79
Lower Darwen 70
Hoddlesden 34
Grimshaw 32
Earcroft 30
Waterside 29
Blacksnape 25
Belthorn 2
Bank Fold 2
Tockholes 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Helmshore (Best) 26767/32845
West Pennine 19631/32845
Livesey with Pleasington 17148/32845
Immanuel 15545/32845
Blackburn South & Lower Darwen 12629/32845
Darwen South 11471/32845
Darwen West 8519/32845
Blackburn South East 5761/32845
Ewood 5728/32845
Darwen East (Worst) 4952/32845
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Your Health in Darwen

If you are thinking of moving to Darwen, 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 Darwen 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
Blackburn with Darwen (Darwen) 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Hyndburn 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31% 13.27% 33.32% 47.88%
Rossendale 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Helmshore (Best) 17276/32845
West Pennine 15568/32845
Livesey with Pleasington 9160/32845
Blackburn South & Lower Darwen 7914/32845
Darwen South 7583/32845
Immanuel 6140/32845
Darwen West 5865/32845
Ewood 4024/32845
Darwen East 1850/32845
Blackburn South East (Worst) 1684/32845
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Deprivation in Darwen

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 Darwen. 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
Helmshore (Best) 24205/32845
West Pennine 22148/32845
Livesey with Pleasington 20600/32845
Blackburn South & Lower Darwen 15061/32845
Darwen South 13494/32845
Immanuel 12697/32845
Darwen West 9535/32845
Ewood 7875/32845
Blackburn South East 3172/32845
Darwen East (Worst) 3097/32845

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