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

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

So you are thinking of moving to Oldham in Greater Manchester? 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 Oldham 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 Oldham the land of milk and honey or are Chadderton, Failsworth and Royton a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oldham

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 Oldham. 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
Acre 4
Long Sight 1
Higginshaw 1
Moorhey 1
Spring Hill 1
Greenacres 1
Busk 0
Holden Fold 0
Watersheddings 0
Clarksfield 0

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

How grim is your Postcode?
Ward Average rank in England
Alexandra (Best) 2588/32845
Coldhurst 3312/32845
Hollinwood 3596/32845
Waterhead 3715/32845
St Mary's 4037/32845
Werneth 4244/32845
Medlock Vale 4319/32845
Royton South 6710/32845
St James' 6766/32845
Chadderton North (Worst) 6851/32845
Reader Opinion:

Sholver, Oldham's anus

Your Health in Oldham

If you are thinking of moving to Oldham, 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 Oldham 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
Manchester 1.72% 5.37% 12.45% 31.69% 48.76%
Rochdale 1.68% 5.88% 14.79% 33.14% 44.51%
Tameside 1.6% 5.7% 15.05% 33.7% 43.96%
Oldham (Oldham) 1.52% 5.42% 14.57% 33.34% 45.14%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Chadderton North (Best) 12131/32845
Alexandra 3389/32845
St Mary's 4168/32845
Medlock Vale 4932/32845
Hollinwood 5735/32845
Coldhurst 5913/32845
Werneth 6707/32845
St James' 6952/32845
Waterhead 8403/32845
Royton South (Worst) 9549/32845
Reader Opinion:

Shaw, trapped between Oldham & Rochdale like a fart between bum cheeks

Deprivation in Oldham

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 Oldham. 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
Royton South (Best) 13484/32845
Chadderton North 15979/32845
Alexandra 1990/32845
St Mary's 2136/32845
Coldhurst 4059/32845
Werneth 4337/32845
Medlock Vale 4478/32845
Hollinwood 4781/32845
Waterhead 8500/32845
St James' (Worst) 9887/32845

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