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

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Middleton a nice place to live?'' 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 Middleton 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 Middleton truly a nice place to live, or are Chadderton, Failsworth and Royton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Middleton

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 Middleton. 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Birch 1
Bowlee 0
Langley 0
Higher Boarshaw 0
Hollins 0
Moorclose 0
Top of Hebers 0
Alkrington Garden Village 0
Healds Green 0
Charlestown 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chadderton Central (Best) 12516/32845
South Middleton 6870/32845
North Middleton 6404/32845
Royton North 6310/32845
East Middleton 5728/32845
Chadderton South 5676/32845
Hopwood Hall 5509/32845
Castleton 5278/32845
West Middleton 3582/32845
Higher Blackley (Worst) 2675/32845
Reader Opinion:

Bognor Regis is the only place I know that has a clear class divide

Your Health in Middleton

If you are thinking of moving to Middleton, 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 Middleton compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Manchester 1.72% 5.37%
Rochdale (Middleton) 1.68% 5.88%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7%
Oldham 1.52% 5.42%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chadderton Central (Best) 11179/32845
South Middleton 10524/32845
Royton North 10455/32845
Hopwood Hall 8024/32845
Chadderton South 7643/32845
North Middleton 6560/32845
East Middleton 6479/32845
Castleton 5334/32845
West Middleton 3891/32845
Higher Blackley (Worst) 3142/32845
Reader Opinion:

Middleton: some say Rochdale, some say Oldham, no matter it's still a hole

Deprivation in Middleton

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 Middleton. 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
South Middleton (Best) 17002/32845
Chadderton Central 15200/32845
Royton North 15091/32845
Hopwood Hall 9747/32845
East Middleton 9702/32845
North Middleton 8814/32845
Chadderton South 8702/32845
Castleton 8507/32845
West Middleton 4238/32845
Higher Blackley (Worst) 3517/32845

Average rent in Middleton

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Middleton are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Middleton.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Middleton

If you are thinking of moving to Middleton, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.


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