Moving to Penwortham, Lancashire? What you need to know

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

So you're asking yourself the question 'is Penwortham 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 Penwortham 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 Penwortham truly a nice place to live, or are Kirkham, Leyland and Preston a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Penwortham

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 Penwortham. 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
Fulwood 198
Cadley 132
Ingol 109
Frenchwood 93
Lower Penwortham 70
Walton-le-Dale 51
Larches 41
Lea 33
Tardy Gate 16
Higher Penwortham 10

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

Ward Average rank in England
New Longton & Hutton East (Best) 24643/32845
Howick & Priory 22216/32845
Broad Oak 21968/32845
Charnock 16270/32845
Middleforth 11629/32845
Cadley 11459/32845
Ashton 8204/32845
Lea & Larches 7677/32845
Deepdale 6498/32845
City Centre (Worst) 5873/32845
Reader Opinion:

Chorley (small insignificant sh*thole between Blackburn and Preston)

Your Health in Penwortham

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

Town Very Bad Bad
Blackburn with Darwen 1.58% 5.71%
Preston 1.32% 4.74%
Chorley 1.22% 4.31%
South Ribble (Penwortham) 1.03% 4.1%

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

Ward Average rank in England
Broad Oak (Best) 21016/32845
Howick & Priory 19932/32845
New Longton & Hutton East 18463/32845
Charnock 13630/32845
Middleforth 10131/32845
Cadley 9928/32845
Ashton 8068/32845
Lea & Larches 6377/32845
Deepdale 5281/32845
City Centre (Worst) 3025/32845
Reader Opinion:

Blackpool: The seaside slum of littered beaches and inbred benefit bums

Deprivation in Penwortham

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 Penwortham. 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
Howick & Priory (Best) 29113/32845
Broad Oak 28150/32845
New Longton & Hutton East 26148/32845
Charnock 17288/32845
Cadley 14762/32845
Middleforth 13905/32845
Ashton 12453/32845
Lea & Larches 11461/32845
City Centre 4987/32845
Deepdale (Worst) 4581/32845

Average rent in Penwortham

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

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Penwortham

If you are thinking of moving to Penwortham, 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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