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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Horwich 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 Horwich 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 Horwich the land of milk and honey or are Blackrod, Westhoughton and Adlington a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Horwich

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 Horwich. 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
Grimeford Village 7
Horwich 2
Blackrod 2
Wallsuches 0
Montcliffe 0
Lostock 0
Bottom o’ th’ Moor 0
Cooper Turning 0
Barrow Bridge 0
Johnson Fold 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horwich and Blackrod (Best) 13259/32845
Heaton and Lostock 13540/32845
Westhoughton South 14708/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15176/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 16286/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 17076/32845
Adlington and Anderton 20309/32845
Hulton 6250/32845
Smithills 6570/32845
Horwich North East (Worst) 9123/32845
Reader Opinion:

Westhoughton a scrote-infested town in the armpit of the North West

Your Health in Horwich

If you are thinking of moving to Horwich, 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 Horwich 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 (Horwich) 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31% 13.27% 33.32% 47.88%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Horwich North East (Best) 10828/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 11088/32845
Smithills 11764/32845
Hulton 11863/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 15306/32845
Adlington and Anderton 16283/32845
Heaton and Lostock 17416/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington 22297/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 9480/32845
Westhoughton South (Worst) 9964/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bolton is a dump

Deprivation in Horwich

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 Horwich. 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
Smithills (Best) 12789/32845
Hulton 13675/32845
Horwich North East 13755/32845
Westhoughton South 15673/32845
Aspull New Springs Whelley 15865/32845
Horwich and Blackrod 16058/32845
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor 20778/32845
Adlington and Anderton 21639/32845
Heaton and Lostock 21872/32845
Heath Charnock and Rivington (Worst) 23122/32845

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  1. Bolton is a dump

    Bolton is a dump