Moving to Longton, Staffordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Longton, Staffordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Longton 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 Longton 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 Longton the land of milk and honey or are Burslem, Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Longton

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 Longton. 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
Sideway 2
Boothen 2
Hanford 0
Hem Heath 0
Northwood 0
Knowl Wall 0
Newstead 0
Hanchurch 0
Blurton 0
Tittensor 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Springfields and Trent Vale (Best) 10873/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 11572/32845
Blurton East 13035/32845
Clayton 17209/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 20733/32845
Barlaston 22160/32845
Hanford and Trentham 25202/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 25713/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 8738/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill (Worst) 9397/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Longton

If you are thinking of moving to Longton, 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 Longton 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%
Shropshire 1.13% 3.91% 13.55% 34.92% 46.49%
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1.4% 5.1% 14.37% 34.48% 44.65%
Stafford (Longton) 1.14% 3.91% 13.23% 35.59% 46.13%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Hanford and Trentham (Best) 10547/32845
Clayton 11208/32845
Barlaston 15640/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 16057/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 23907/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 2425/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 4101/32845
Blurton East 5389/32845
Springfields and Trent Vale 5515/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill (Worst) 6010/32845
Reader Opinion:

You know you’re from Chester-le-street when...

Deprivation in Longton

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 Longton. 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
Clayton (Best) 17815/32845
Barlaston 18214/32845
Westbury Park & Northwood 22630/32845
Hanford and Trentham 22997/32845
Swynnerton & Oulton 26149/32845
Blurton West and Newstead 3921/32845
Hollybush and Longton West 7143/32845
Blurton East 8528/32845
Springfields and Trent Vale 9049/32845
Boothen and Oak Hill (Worst) 9807/32845

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