Moving to Kirkham, Lancashire? What you need to know

Moving to Kirkham, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Kirkham, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Kirkham a nice place to live?'' 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 Kirkham 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 Kirkham truly a nice place to live, or are Lytham St Annes, Medlar with Wesham and Wesham a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Kirkham

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 Kirkham. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Dowbridge 15
Hall Cross 9
Ribby 7
Corner Row 4
Kellamergh 3
Bryning 3
Moor Side 3
Bolton Houses 2
Medlar 0
Greenhalgh 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ribby-with-Wrea (Best) 30227/32845
Newton and Treales 27452/32845
St Johns 26458/32845
Freckleton West 25133/32845
Freckleton East 23857/32845
Clifton 22254/32845
Kirkham North 21202/32845
Kirkham South 19117/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 17717/32845
Ingol & Cottam (Worst) 10732/32845
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Your Health in Kirkham

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkham, 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 Kirkham compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28%
Preston 1.32% 4.74%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52%
Fylde (Kirkham) 1.37% 4.87%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ribby-with-Wrea (Best) 23457/32845
St Johns 20005/32845
Newton and Treales 18218/32845
Kirkham North 18169/32845
Freckleton East 16331/32845
Clifton 14167/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 12515/32845
Freckleton West 12069/32845
Kirkham South 7759/32845
Ingol & Cottam (Worst) 7639/32845

Deprivation in Kirkham

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 Kirkham. 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
Ribby-with-Wrea (Best) 31904/32845
St Johns 24776/32845
Newton and Treales 24411/32845
Kirkham North 24177/32845
Clifton 23333/32845
Freckleton West 21896/32845
Freckleton East 20385/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 18769/32845
Kirkham South 15285/32845
Ingol & Cottam (Worst) 13872/32845

Average rent in Kirkham

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Kirkham are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Kirkham.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Kirkham

If you are thinking of moving to Kirkham, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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