Moving to Northwich, Cheshire? What you need to know

Moving to Northwich, Cheshire - What you need to know
Moving to Northwich, Cheshire - What you need to know

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Northwich 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 Northwich 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 Northwich truly a nice place to live, or are Knutsford, Middlewich and Winsford a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Northwich

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 Northwich. 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
Palacefields 65
Brookvale 65
Newtonia 28
Greenbank 27
Hartfordbeach 12
Keckwick 10
Hartford 7
Hollinsgreen 2
Little Bollington 1
Moore 0

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

Ward Average rank in England
Davenham, Moulton & Kingsmead (Best) 28402/32845
Hartford & Greenbank 24197/32845
Weaver & Cuddington 23403/32845
High Legh 22683/32845
Rudheath 22230/32845
Northwich Leftwich 20510/32845
Winsford Over & Verdin 17265/32845
Northwich Winnington & Castle 16427/32845
Northwich Witton 11991/32845
Winsford Wharton (Worst) 10572/32845
Reader Opinion:

Nantwich: the place that time forgot

Your Health in Northwich

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Cheshire West and Chester (Northwich) 1.21% 4.33%
Cheshire East 1.06% 3.85%
Warrington 1.17% 4.19%
Halton 1.7% 6.15%

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

Ward Average rank in England
High Legh (Best) 25309/32845
Davenham, Moulton & Kingsmead 21413/32845
Hartford & Greenbank 19101/32845
Weaver & Cuddington 18887/32845
Northwich Leftwich 12485/32845
Northwich Winnington & Castle 12206/32845
Winsford Over & Verdin 10291/32845
Rudheath 9198/32845
Winsford Wharton 7807/32845
Northwich Witton (Worst) 7698/32845
Reader Opinion:

Kazakhstan to Crewe - no thank you!

Deprivation in Northwich

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 Northwich. 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
Davenham, Moulton & Kingsmead (Best) 26746/32845
Hartford & Greenbank 24955/32845
Weaver & Cuddington 21497/32845
High Legh 21410/32845
Northwich Leftwich 15118/32845
Northwich Winnington & Castle 15006/32845
Winsford Over & Verdin 13653/32845
Rudheath 12390/32845
Winsford Wharton 9706/32845
Northwich Witton (Worst) 7670/32845

Average rent in Northwich

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Northwich

If you are thinking of moving to Northwich, 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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