Moving to Longridge, Lancashire? What you need to know

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

So you are thinking of moving to Longridge 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 Longridge 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 Longridge the land of milk and honey or are Blackburn, Penwortham and Preston a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Longridge

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 Longridge. 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.

How grim is your Postcode?
Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Red Scar 32
Cumeragh Village 10
Longridge 8
Grimsargh 7
Goosnargh 3
Haighton Green 2
Ribchester 1
Little Town 1
Knowle Green 0
New Row 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ribchester (Best) 31962/32845
Clayton-le-Dale & Salesbury 25870/32845
Alston & Hothersall 25653/32845
Garrison 24941/32845
Dilworth 24716/32845
Preston Rural North 22088/32845
Samlesbury & Walton 20816/32845
Preston Rural East 20235/32845
Derby & Thornley 13173/32845
Brookfield (Worst) 5007/32845
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Blackburn - Dear oh dear me

Your Health in Longridge

If you are thinking of moving to Longridge, 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 Longridge 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
Blackburn with Darwen 1.58% 5.71% 14.05% 33.23% 45.42%
Preston 1.32% 4.74% 13.26% 34.12% 46.56%
South Ribble 1.03% 4.1% 13.06% 34.12% 47.69%
Ribble Valley (Longridge) 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Ribchester (Best) 26933/32845
Clayton-le-Dale & Salesbury 24931/32845
Dilworth 21282/32845
Alston & Hothersall 19298/32845
Samlesbury & Walton 15155/32845
Preston Rural North 14204/32845
Derby & Thornley 14067/32845
Preston Rural East 12842/32845
Garrison 10656/32845
Brookfield (Worst) 5532/32845
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Deprivation in Longridge

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 Longridge. 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
Dilworth (Best) 29692/32845
Ribchester 27446/32845
Alston & Hothersall 25764/32845
Clayton-le-Dale & Salesbury 25160/32845
Garrison 21142/32845
Preston Rural North 19796/32845
Preston Rural East 18637/32845
Derby & Thornley 18434/32845
Samlesbury & Walton 16389/32845
Brookfield (Worst) 6155/32845

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