Moving to Morecambe, Lancashire? What you need to know

Moving to Morecambe, Lancashire - What you need to know
Moving to Morecambe, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Morecambe 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 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 truly a nice place to live, 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.

Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Morecambe 73
Torrisholme 68
Bare 63
Lancaster 62
Heysham 21
Lower 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
Torrisholme (Best) 22932/32845
Bare 17716/32845
Marsh 13793/32845
Heysham South 13297/32845
Westgate 11920/32845
Heysham Central 10971/32845
Skerton West 9047/32845
Poulton 8423/32845
Harbour 4081/32845
Heysham North (Worst) 3994/32845
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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;

Town Very Bad Bad
Blackpool 2.2% 7.28%
Lancaster (Morecambe) 1.3% 4.49%
Wyre 1.66% 5.52%
Barrow-in-Furness 1.8% 6.57%

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
Torrisholme (Best) 12397/32845
Marsh 11913/32845
Skerton West 8731/32845
Heysham South 8443/32845
Bare 7616/32845
Heysham Central 5932/32845
Westgate 4254/32845
Heysham North 3678/32845
Harbour 3207/32845
Poulton (Worst) 3190/32845
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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
Torrisholme (Best) 22677/32845
Marsh 15671/32845
Bare 15617/32845
Heysham South 13649/32845
Skerton West 11311/32845
Heysham Central 10717/32845
Westgate 7395/32845
Poulton 5662/32845
Heysham North 4123/32845
Harbour (Worst) 4048/32845

Average rent in Morecambe

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Morecambe 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 Morecambe.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Morecambe

If you are thinking of moving to Morecambe, 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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