Moving to Morecambe, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Morecambe, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Morecambe in Lancashire? 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 Morecambe 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 Morecambe the land of milk and honey or are Grange over Sands, Carnforth and Lancaster a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Morecambe

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 Morecambe. 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
Morecambe 73
Torrisholme 68
Bare 63
Lancaster 62
Lower Heysham 21
Heysham 21
Abraham Heights 20
Higher Heysham 16
Hest Bank 3
Heaton 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Heysham Central (Best) 10971/32845
Westgate 11920/32845
Heysham South 13297/32845
Marsh 13793/32845
Bare 17716/32845
Torrisholme 22932/32845
Heysham North 3994/32845
Harbour 4081/32845
Poulton 8423/32845
Skerton West (Worst) 9047/32845
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Your Health in Morecambe

If you are thinking of moving to Morecambe, 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 Morecambe 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
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28% 16.88% 33.8% 39.84%
Lancaster (Morecambe) 1.3% 4.49% 13.7% 33.84% 46.67%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52% 15.95% 33.62% 43.25%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57% 15.77% 33.1% 42.75%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Marsh (Best) 11913/32845
Torrisholme 12397/32845
Poulton 3190/32845
Harbour 3207/32845
Heysham North 3678/32845
Westgate 4254/32845
Heysham Central 5932/32845
Bare 7616/32845
Heysham South 8443/32845
Skerton West (Worst) 8731/32845
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Deprivation in Morecambe

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 Morecambe. 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
Heysham Central (Best) 10717/32845
Skerton West 11311/32845
Heysham South 13649/32845
Bare 15617/32845
Marsh 15671/32845
Torrisholme 22677/32845
Harbour 4048/32845
Heysham North 4123/32845
Poulton 5662/32845
Westgate (Worst) 7395/32845

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