Moving to Farnworth, Greater Manchester? What you need to know

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Moving to Farnworth, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Farnworth in Greater Manchester? 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 Farnworth 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 Farnworth the land of milk and honey or are Bolton, Kearsley and Walkden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Farnworth

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of September 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Farnworth. 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
Farnworth 2
New Bury 2
Harper Green 2
Great Lever 2
Moses Gate 1
Croal 1
Burnden 1
Kearsley 1
Stoneclough 1
Little Lever 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Kearsley (Best) 10090/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever 10091/32845
Walkden North 2311/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4036/32845
Rumworth 4068/32845
Great Lever 4321/32845
Harper Green 5240/32845
Little Hulton 5944/32845
Farnworth 872/32845
Walkden South (Worst) 8853/32845
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Your Health in Farnworth

If you are thinking of moving to Farnworth, 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 Farnworth 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
Wigan 1.49% 5.7% 14.72% 32.7% 45.39%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton (Farnworth) 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Walkden South (Best) 10555/32845
Little Hulton 1941/32845
Farnworth 2838/32845
Walkden North 4187/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4513/32845
Harper Green 6018/32845
Great Lever 6138/32845
Rumworth 6730/32845
Kearsley 7158/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever (Worst) 9142/32845
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Deprivation in Farnworth

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 Farnworth. 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
Kearsley (Best) 10957/32845
Little Lever and Darcy Lever 12104/32845
Walkden South 16703/32845
Little Hulton 2546/32845
Farnworth 2639/32845
Great Lever 3912/32845
Rumworth 4007/32845
Walkden North 4313/32845
Tonge with the Haulgh 4942/32845
Harper Green (Worst) 5926/32845
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  1. I fear for the future of Farnworth

    I fear for the future of Farnworth

  2. Farnworth used to be a nice place to live in the 60/70’s

    Farnworth used to be a nice place to live in the 60/70’s