Moving to Macclesfield, Cheshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Macclesfield, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Macclesfield in Cheshire? 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 Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield the land of milk and honey or are Birchwood, Bollington and Wilmslow a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Macclesfield

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 Macclesfield. 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
Finney Green 57
Higher Hurdsfield 53
Horwich End 9
Hope Green 3
Taxal 2
Fernlee Reservoir 0
Fernilee 0
Errwood Reservoir 0
Dane 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Macclesfield South (Best) 13031/32845
Macclesfield Central 13561/32845
Macclesfield East 14288/32845
Macclesfield Hurdsfield 15605/32845
Macclesfield West and Ivy 17438/32845
Broken Cross and Upton 21518/32845
Sutton 21812/32845
Macclesfield Tytherington 26893/32845
Prestbury 27336/32845
Bollington (Worst) 27666/32845
Reader Opinion:

Wilmslow - Hollywood of the North

Your Health in Macclesfield

If you are thinking of moving to Macclesfield, 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 Macclesfield 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
Cheshire East (Macclesfield) 1.06% 3.85% 12.78% 33.25% 49.06%
Stockport 1.21% 4.41% 13.27% 33.27% 47.83%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%
Staffordshire Moorlands 1.37% 4.55% 14.86% 35.06% 44.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Macclesfield South (Best) 15087/32845
Macclesfield East 15427/32845
Macclesfield West and Ivy 15671/32845
Macclesfield Central 16208/32845
Broken Cross and Upton 18298/32845
Sutton 21205/32845
Macclesfield Tytherington 22301/32845
Bollington 22784/32845
Prestbury 29089/32845
Macclesfield Hurdsfield (Worst) 9052/32845
Reader Opinion:

Macclesfield: for a lass born and bred in Stockport, this place is odd

Deprivation in Macclesfield

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 Macclesfield. 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
Macclesfield Hurdsfield (Best) 11893/32845
Macclesfield South 17398/32845
Macclesfield Central 18456/32845
Macclesfield East 19169/32845
Macclesfield West and Ivy 19351/32845
Sutton 20000/32845
Broken Cross and Upton 23562/32845
Bollington 26524/32845
Macclesfield Tytherington 27018/32845
Prestbury (Worst) 27912/32845

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    Congleton: what a place, what a disgrace!

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    Smacklesfield… I mean Macclesfield

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    Macclesfield: for a lass born and bred in Stockport, this place is odd

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    Glossop – I escaped this place as soon as possible

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    Wilmslow – Hollywood of the North

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    Crewe, you’d be commiserated if people think you live there

  8. Kazakhstan to Crewe – no thank you!

    Kazakhstan to Crewe – no thank you!

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