Moving to Leigh, Greater Manchester? What you need to know

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Moving to Leigh, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Leigh in Greater Manchester? 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 Leigh 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 Leigh the land of milk and honey or are Atherton, Golbourne and Hindley a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Leigh

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 Leigh. 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
Lately Common 1
Atherton 1
Bedford 0
Pennington 0
Firs Lane 0
Higher Folds 0
Plank Lane 0
Tamer Lane End 0
Blackmoor 0
Lark Hill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leigh South (Best) 10874/32845
Tyldesley 12903/32845
Hindley Green 15881/32845
Lowton East 20472/32845
Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft 22259/32845
Leigh West 3527/32845
Abram 5377/32845
Atherleigh 5843/32845
Atherton 6197/32845
Leigh East (Worst) 6716/32845
Reader Opinion:

Leigh, Greater Manchester, is in a time warp 15yrs behind normal life

Your Health in Leigh

If you are thinking of moving to Leigh, 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 Leigh 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
Wigan (Leigh) 1.49% 5.7% 14.72% 32.7% 45.39%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19% 12.09% 32.75% 49.81%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Leigh South (Best) 10043/32845
Hindley Green 10593/32845
Tyldesley 11996/32845
Lowton East 13032/32845
Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft 15256/32845
Abram 4515/32845
Leigh West 5010/32845
Atherton 6583/32845
Leigh East 7420/32845
Atherleigh (Worst) 7689/32845
Reader Opinion:

Never in all of my years have I experienced a place like Westhoughton

Deprivation in Leigh

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 Leigh. 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
Atherleigh (Best) 10309/32845
Leigh East 10965/32845
Leigh South 14188/32845
Hindley Green 16210/32845
Tyldesley 16896/32845
Lowton East 21715/32845
Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft 22833/32845
Leigh West 5474/32845
Abram 6807/32845
Atherton (Worst) 9359/32845

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