Moving to Lancaster, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Lancaster, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster the land of milk and honey or are Carnforth, Garstang and Morecambe a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Lancaster

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 Lancaster. 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
Lancaster 61
Bare 58
Torrisholme 58
Abraham Heights 24
Bailrigg 7
Hest Bank 6
Aldcliffe 5
Halton 2
Heaton 1
Stodday 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Westgate (Best) 11920/32845
Castle 12869/32845
Marsh 13793/32845
Scotforth West 18514/32845
Scotforth East 21567/32845
John O'Gaunt 25762/32845
Skerton East 2623/32845
Lower Lune Valley 27094/32845
Bulk 4720/32845
Skerton West (Worst) 9047/32845
Reader Opinion:

Garstang - Had enough of the modern age?

Your Health in Lancaster

If you are thinking of moving to Lancaster, 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 Lancaster 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%
Lancaster (Lancaster) 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Castle (Best) 11024/32845
Scotforth East 11615/32845
Marsh 11913/32845
John O'Gaunt 14448/32845
Scotforth West 15536/32845
Lower Lune Valley 16971/32845
Westgate 4254/32845
Bulk 6479/32845
Skerton East 7357/32845
Skerton West (Worst) 8731/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blackpool: The seaside slum of littered beaches and inbred benefit bums

Deprivation in Lancaster

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 Lancaster. 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
Skerton West (Best) 11311/32845
Castle 15448/32845
Marsh 15671/32845
Scotforth East 18384/32845
Scotforth West 20688/32845
Lower Lune Valley 22264/32845
John O'Gaunt 22731/32845
Skerton East 6288/32845
Westgate 7395/32845
Bulk (Worst) 8361/32845

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