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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Irlam 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 Irlam 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 Irlam the land of milk and honey or are Cadishead, Partington and Stretford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Irlam

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 Irlam. 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
Cadishead 3
Partington 3
Barton upon Irwell 1
Irlam 0
Peel Green 0
Crofts Bank 0
Carrington 0
Manchester Ship Canal 0
Dumplington 0
Lower Green 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Flixton (Best) 22181/32845
Davyhulme West 21352/32845
Davyhulme East 20568/32845
Bowdon 20512/32845
Urmston 19194/32845
Cadishead 18325/32845
Irlam 15482/32845
Leigh South 10874/32845
Bucklow-St Martins 10221/32845
Winton (Worst) 7297/32845
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Your Health in Irlam

If you are thinking of moving to Irlam, 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 Irlam 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 (Irlam) 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19% 12.09% 32.75% 49.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Bowdon (Best) 25789/32845
Davyhulme West 16504/32845
Davyhulme East 15560/32845
Flixton 14621/32845
Urmston 12166/32845
Leigh South 10043/32845
Cadishead 7891/32845
Bucklow-St Martins 7670/32845
Irlam 6905/32845
Winton (Worst) 5162/32845
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Deprivation in Irlam

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 Irlam. 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
Bowdon (Best) 26978/32845
Davyhulme West 22444/32845
Flixton 21469/32845
Davyhulme East 21189/32845
Urmston 17420/32845
Leigh South 14188/32845
Cadishead 13920/32845
Irlam 12343/32845
Bucklow-St Martins 10085/32845
Winton (Worst) 7715/32845

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