Moving to Garstang, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Garstang, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Garstang 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 Garstang 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 Garstang the land of milk and honey or are Longridge, Medlar with Wesham and Preesall a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Garstang

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 Garstang. 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
Bonds 6
Garstang 5
Bowgreave 4
Catterall 4
Cabus 2
Churchtown 1
Calder Vale 1
Ford Green 0
Claughton on Brock 0
Oakenclough 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Preston Rural East (Best) 20235/32845
Preston Rural North 22088/32845
Brock with Catterall 26439/32845
Calder 28258/32845
Elswick and Little Eccleston 28290/32845
Hambleton & Stalmine 28541/32845
Wyresdale 28888/32845
Great Eccleston 29188/32845
Garstang 29322/32845
Pilling (Worst) 31243/32845
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Your Health in Garstang

If you are thinking of moving to Garstang, 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 Garstang 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
Preston 1.32% 4.74% 13.26% 34.12% 46.56%
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Wyre (Garstang) 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
South Ribble 1.03% 4.1% 13.06% 34.12% 47.69%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hambleton & Stalmine (Best) 12485/32845
Elswick and Little Eccleston 12820/32845
Preston Rural East 12842/32845
Garstang 12935/32845
Preston Rural North 14204/32845
Pilling 17203/32845
Calder 19984/32845
Great Eccleston 20029/32845
Wyresdale 21131/32845
Brock with Catterall (Worst) 23342/32845

Deprivation in Garstang

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 Garstang. 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
Pilling (Best) 18376/32845
Preston Rural East 18637/32845
Preston Rural North 19796/32845
Hambleton & Stalmine 22156/32845
Wyresdale 22385/32845
Elswick and Little Eccleston 22935/32845
Great Eccleston 23125/32845
Calder 23158/32845
Garstang 23426/32845
Brock with Catterall (Worst) 25377/32845

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