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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester the land of milk and honey or are Salford, Tyldsley and Failsworth a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Manchester

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 Manchester. 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
Ancoats 16
Ardwick 8
Beswick 7
Strangeways 6
Brunswick 4
Miles Platting 4
Manchester 2
Cheetham / Cheetham Hill 2
Collyhurst 2
Lower Broughton 1

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clifford (Best) 11605/32845
Piccadilly 1324/32845
Langworthy 1708/32845
Cheetham 2426/32845
Ancoats & Beswick 3054/32845
Broughton 3328/32845
Deansgate 3409/32845
Ardwick 4537/32845
Hulme 5721/32845
Harpurhey (Worst) 765/32845
Reader Opinion:

Uppermill - Saddleworth's Dumping Ground

Your Health in Manchester

If you are thinking of moving to Manchester, 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 Manchester 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
Manchester (Manchester) 1.72% 5.37% 12.45% 31.69% 48.76%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7% 15.05% 33.7% 43.96%
Oldham 1.52% 5.42% 14.57% 33.34% 45.14%
Trafford 1.13% 4.09% 12.16% 31.64% 50.97%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Langworthy (Best) 1415/32845
Ardwick 1863/32845
Harpurhey 1875/32845
Ancoats & Beswick 2155/32845
Broughton 2277/32845
Hulme 3561/32845
Cheetham 4543/32845
Piccadilly 6509/32845
Clifford 8351/32845
Deansgate (Worst) 9134/32845
Reader Opinion:

I fear for the future of Farnworth

Deprivation in Manchester

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 Manchester. 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
Deansgate (Best) 11483/32845
Harpurhey 1857/32845
Langworthy 2674/32845
Broughton 4031/32845
Cheetham 4441/32845
Ardwick 4696/32845
Ancoats & Beswick 6035/32845
Clifford 7102/32845
Hulme 8591/32845
Piccadilly (Worst) 9818/32845

Top 10 worst places to live in England 2020






  1. Clayton, Manchester, who needs soaps when you have this sh*t?

    Clayton, Manchester, who needs soaps when you have this sh*t?

  2. Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!

    Swinton is a sewer, I moved here from Macclesfield, big mistake!

  3. Stretford is a Mecca for ***** and scallies

    Stretford is a Mecca for ***** and scallies

  4. Rochdale, gain an understanding of this excremental town

    Rochdale, gain an understanding of this excremental town

  5. Manchester: A Chavy, Crime-ridden Blister With Ideas Above its Station

    Manchester: A Chavy, Crime-ridden Blister With Ideas Above its Station

  6. Wigan – where hell once froze over… and then it rained constantly

    Wigan – where hell once froze over… and then it rained constantly

  7. Ashton under lyne, into the mouth of madness and straight out of the other end

    Ashton under lyne, into the mouth of madness and straight out of the other end

  8. Brinnington, Stockport, aka Brinny

    Brinnington, Stockport, aka Brinny

  9. Withington, Manchester –  The area that we all just gave up on

    Withington, Manchester – The area that we all just gave up on