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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Heywood 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 Heywood 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 Heywood the land of milk and honey or are Bury, Middleton and Rochdale a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Heywood

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Heywood. 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
Hooley Brow 1
Hooley Bridge 1
Captain Fold 1
Heywood 1
Broadfield 1
Heady Hill 1
Crimble 0
Marland 0
Bamford 0
Bagslate Moor 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Unsworth (Best) 12878/32845
Central Rochdale 1365/32845
North Heywood 3791/32845
Spotland and Falinge 4191/32845
Castleton 5278/32845
Hopwood Hall 5509/32845
West Heywood 6109/32845
Bamford 6188/32845
Redvales 7862/32845
Norden (Worst) 9761/32845
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Your Health in Heywood

If you are thinking of moving to Heywood, 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 Heywood 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
Manchester 1.72% 5.37% 12.45% 31.69% 48.76%
Rochdale (Heywood) 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Oldham 1.52% 5.42% 14.57% 33.34% 45.14%
Bury 1.26% 4.61% 13.74% 33.3% 47.08%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bamford (Best) 10188/32845
Norden 12443/32845
Unsworth 15567/32845
Central Rochdale 2803/32845
West Heywood 5256/32845
Castleton 5334/32845
North Heywood 6378/32845
Spotland and Falinge 7135/32845
Hopwood Hall 8024/32845
Redvales (Worst) 9874/32845
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Deprivation in Heywood

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 Heywood. 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
Bamford (Best) 15153/32845
Central Rochdale 1645/32845
Unsworth 18968/32845
Norden 19962/32845
West Heywood 7470/32845
North Heywood 7782/32845
Castleton 8507/32845
Redvales 9534/32845
Hopwood Hall 9747/32845
Spotland and Falinge (Worst) 9837/32845

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  1. Heywood: it has nothing to offer anyone who is normal and decent

    Heywood: it has nothing to offer anyone who is normal and decent