Moving to Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kirkby Lonsdale 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 Kirkby Lonsdale 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 Kirkby Lonsdale the land of milk and honey or are Milnthorpe, Carnforth and Bentham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kirkby Lonsdale

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 Kirkby Lonsdale. 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
Barbon 3
Casterton 2
High Casterton 2
Kearstwick 2
High Biggins 2
Low Biggins 2
Leck 0
Ireby 0
Masongill 0
Westhouse 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carnforth & Millhead (Best) 22040/32845
Kendal Rural 28248/32845
Bentham 28356/32845
Arnside & Milnthorpe 29227/32845
Kellet 29229/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 29908/32845
Kendal South & Natland 31658/32845
Burton & Crooklands 31807/32845
Upper Lune Valley 32183/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - Merseyside (what a sh*thole!)

Your Health in Kirkby Lonsdale

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkby Lonsdale, 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 Kirkby Lonsdale 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
Lancaster 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%
South Lakeland (Kirkby Lonsdale) 0.96% 3.57% 13.62% 35.1% 46.75%
Craven 0.93% 3.56% 13.33% 34.56% 47.62%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Carnforth & Millhead (Best) 11151/32845
Kellet 17146/32845
Upper Lune Valley 19272/32845
Bentham 21774/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22597/32845
Arnside & Milnthorpe 24437/32845
Kendal South & Natland 24989/32845
Burton & Crooklands 27004/32845
Kendal Rural 27197/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kirkby - the bastard cousin of Liverpool

Deprivation in Kirkby Lonsdale

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 Kirkby Lonsdale. 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
Carnforth & Millhead (Best) 17766/32845
Kendal Rural 18667/32845
Bentham 20874/32845
Kellet 21121/32845
Upper Lune Valley 21880/32845
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 22020/32845
Arnside & Milnthorpe 24367/32845
Burton & Crooklands 26964/32845
Kendal South & Natland 27865/32845

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