Moving to Longtown, Cumbria? What you need to know

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Moving to Longtown, Cumbria - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Longtown in Cumbria? 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 Longtown 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 Longtown the land of milk and honey or are Carlisle, Gretna and Langholm a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Longtown

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 Longtown. 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
Tarraby 22
Longtown 11
Brunstock 8
Harker 6
Linstock 5
Todhills 1
Cargo 0
Hetherside 0
Blackford 0
Monkhill 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Cathedral & Castle (Best) 10799/32845
Currock & Upperby 11249/32845
Newtown & Morton North 12972/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South 14391/32845
Botcherby & Harraby North 15581/32845
Longtown & the Border 26788/32845
Stanwix & Houghton 28759/32845
Belah & Kingmoor 30358/32845
Hawick and Hermitage 3591/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale (Worst) 4432/32845
Reader Opinion:

Carlisle - In-breeding at its best

Your Health in Longtown

If you are thinking of moving to Longtown, 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 Longtown 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
Carlisle (Longtown) 1.34% 4.62% 13.98% 34.87% 45.19%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Botcherby & Harraby North (Best) 10056/32845
Longtown & the Border 15733/32845
Belah & Kingmoor 16434/32845
Stanwix & Houghton 20176/32845
Hawick and Hermitage 3289/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale 5322/32845
Currock & Upperby 6638/32845
Newtown & Morton North 6660/32845
Cathedral & Castle 7364/32845
Denton Holme & Morton South (Worst) 7619/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wigton is a crummy little town

Deprivation in Longtown

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 Longtown. 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
Denton Holme & Morton South (Best) 10264/32845
Newtown & Morton North 10632/32845
Botcherby & Harraby North 12958/32845
Longtown & the Border 13529/32845
Belah & Kingmoor 23640/32845
Stanwix & Houghton 26274/32845
Hawick and Hermitage 3272/32845
Annandale East and Eskdale 4008/32845
Currock & Upperby 7701/32845
Cathedral & Castle (Worst) 9679/32845

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