Moving to Nelson, Lancashire? What you need to know

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Moving to Nelson, Lancashire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Nelson 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 Nelson 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 Nelson the land of milk and honey or are Brierfield, Burnley and Colne a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Nelson

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Nelson. 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
Nelson 121
Newbridge 91
Little Marsden 88
Pendle Water 87
Church Clough 73
Marsden Height 68
Barrowford 52
Lowerford 52
Lomeshaye 33
Higherford 20

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

Ward Average rank in England
Clover Hill (Best) 10156/32845
Reedley 10304/32845
Brierfield 11666/32845
Briercliffe 18248/32845
Barrowford 23182/32845
Waterside 6725/32845
Bradley 7608/32845
Lanehead 8210/32845
Walverden 8353/32845
Whitefield (Worst) 9825/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: one of the most backward towns, I have ever encountered

Your Health in Nelson

If you are thinking of moving to Nelson, 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 Nelson 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
Burnley 1.73% 5.99% 15.72% 33.64% 42.93%
Pendle (Nelson) 1.46% 5.5% 15.01% 34.46% 43.56%
Craven 0.93% 3.56% 13.33% 34.56% 47.62%
Ribble Valley 0.85% 3.16% 12.34% 32.16% 51.49%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Briercliffe (Best) 10797/32845
Barrowford 13208/32845
Bradley 2306/32845
Whitefield 3224/32845
Brierfield 4350/32845
Waterside 4616/32845
Walverden 6003/32845
Clover Hill 6399/32845
Lanehead 6576/32845
Reedley (Worst) 7214/32845
Reader Opinion:

Keighley: a portrait of a town at its very worst

Deprivation in Nelson

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 Nelson. 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
Reedley (Best) 11601/32845
Briercliffe 18846/32845
Bradley 1960/32845
Barrowford 21381/32845
Whitefield 2338/32845
Clover Hill 5311/32845
Brierfield 5382/32845
Waterside 5410/32845
Walverden 6264/32845
Lanehead (Worst) 8451/32845

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