Moving to Kirkham, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Kirkham, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Kirkham in Lancashire? 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 the land of milk and honey 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 November 2020 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.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Hall Cross 14
Bryning 13
Kellamergh 13
Dowbridge 12
Corner Row 5
Ribby 4
Bolton Houses 2
Moor Side 1
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
Ingol & Cottam (Best) 10732/32845
Medlar-with-Wesham 17717/32845
Kirkham South 19117/32845
Kirkham North 21202/32845
Clifton 22254/32845
Freckleton East 23857/32845
Freckleton West 25133/32845
St Johns 26458/32845
Newton and Treales 27452/32845
Ribby-with-Wrea (Worst) 30227/32845
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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;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28% 16.88% 33.8% 39.84%
Preston 1.32% 4.74% 13.26% 34.12% 46.56%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
Fylde (Kirkham) 1.37% 4.87% 15.34% 33.78% 44.64%

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

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

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