Moving to Great Harwood, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Great Harwood, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Great Harwood, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Great Harwood 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 Great Harwood 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 Great Harwood the land of milk and honey or are Accrington, Clayton le Moors and Oswaldtwistle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Great Harwood

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 Great Harwood. 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
Church 71
Oakenshaw 61
Tottleworth 57
Great Harwood 43
Edge End 28
Billington 4
York 2
Langho 2
Calder 1
Read 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billington & Langho (Best) 30412/32845
Wilpshire & Ramsgreave 22802/32845
Roe Lee 15412/32845
Overton 15221/32845
Clayton-le-Moors 14081/32845
Altham 12067/32845
Rishton 10999/32845
Milnshaw 10854/32845
Netherton 9581/32845
Church (Worst) 5362/32845
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Your Health in Great Harwood

If you are thinking of moving to Great Harwood, 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 Great Harwood 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 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Hyndburn (Great Harwood) 1.66% 5.95% 15.14% 34.2% 43.05%
Rossendale 1.41% 5.11% 14.13% 33.11% 46.24%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Billington & Langho (Best) 24511/32845
Wilpshire & Ramsgreave 24436/32845
Overton 9382/32845
Roe Lee 8529/32845
Altham 4830/32845
Rishton 4287/32845
Netherton 4260/32845
Milnshaw 4229/32845
Clayton-le-Moors 4055/32845
Church (Worst) 1772/32845
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Deprivation in Great Harwood

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 Great Harwood. 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
Wilpshire & Ramsgreave (Best) 28018/32845
Billington & Langho 27930/32845
Overton 15010/32845
Roe Lee 13021/32845
Clayton-le-Moors 10992/32845
Altham 10604/32845
Rishton 10359/32845
Milnshaw 7781/32845
Netherton 6799/32845
Church (Worst) 1835/32845

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