Moving to Leek, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Leek, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Leek in Staffordshire? 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 Leek 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 Leek the land of milk and honey or are Congleton, Biddulph and Cheadle a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leek

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Leek. 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
Ball Haye Green 0
Haregate 0
Abbey Green 0
New Mills 0
Lowe Hill 0
Barnfields 0
Birchall 0
Poolend 0
Tittesworth Reservoir 0
Blackshaw Moor 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Dane (Best) 13359/32845
Leek North 14424/32845
Leek East 17538/32845
Leek South 20595/32845
Leek West 24248/32845
Biddulph South 26043/32845
Cheddleton 29463/32845
Brown Edge and Endon 29658/32845
Biddulph Moor 30424/32845
Ipstones (Worst) 31720/32845
Reader Opinion:

Stafford truly is the new Crewe and then some!

Your Health in Leek

If you are thinking of moving to Leek, 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 Leek 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
Stoke-on-Trent 1.87% 6.17% 15.33% 34.66% 41.97%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1% 14.37% 34.48% 44.65%
Stafford 1.14% 3.91% 13.23% 35.59% 46.13%
Staffordshire Moorlands (Leek) 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leek East (Best) 15984/32845
Leek South 16096/32845
Biddulph South 18180/32845
Brown Edge and Endon 20435/32845
Leek West 20691/32845
Biddulph Moor 22613/32845
Cheddleton 23261/32845
Dane 24688/32845
Ipstones 24741/32845
Leek North (Worst) 8516/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wilmslow - Hollywood of the North

Deprivation in Leek

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 Leek. 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
Dane (Best) 11367/32845
Leek South 16551/32845
Leek East 18038/32845
Ipstones 18394/32845
Biddulph South 22577/32845
Cheddleton 23584/32845
Leek West 24249/32845
Brown Edge and Endon 26989/32845
Biddulph Moor 28141/32845
Leek North (Worst) 7777/32845

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