Moving to Keswick, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Keswick, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Keswick in Cumbria? 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 Keswick 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 Keswick the land of milk and honey or are Ambleside, Aspatria and Cockermouth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Keswick

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 Keswick. 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
Chestnut Hill 10
Brigham 10
Keswick 10
Great Crosthwaite 10
High Hill 8
Portinscale 8
Briery 7
Applethwaite 5
Castlerigg 2
Ullock 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Allhallow & Waverton (Best) 26252/32845
Aspatria 26630/32845
Keswick 27869/32845
All Saints 27925/32845
Ullswater 29318/32845
Greystoke 29519/32845
Christchurch 30124/32845
Broughton St Bridgets 32692/32845
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Your Health in Keswick

If you are thinking of moving to Keswick, 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 Keswick 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
Carlisle 1.34% 4.62% 13.98% 34.87% 45.19%
Allerdale (Keswick) 1.31% 4.94% 14.74% 34.53% 44.48%
Copeland 1.5% 5.33% 14.89% 33.91% 44.37%
Eden 0.9% 3.57% 13.69% 35.78% 46.06%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Allhallow & Waverton (Best) 15282/32845
Aspatria 15442/32845
Christchurch 18883/32845
Broughton St Bridgets 20288/32845
All Saints 20860/32845
Keswick 24026/32845
Greystoke 24542/32845
Ullswater 31136/32845

Deprivation in Keswick

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 Keswick. 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
Allhallow & Waverton (Best) 11562/32845
Aspatria 14090/32845
Greystoke 14117/32845
Ullswater 15915/32845
All Saints 21192/32845
Keswick 21904/32845
Broughton St Bridgets 22954/32845
Christchurch 25262/32845

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